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India Electricity Flows to Bangladesh in First South Asian HVDC Cross-border Link
Electricity will tomorrow begin to flow from India to Bangladesh through a new transmission line, marking South Asia’s first-ever high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnection between two countries and a key step forward in regional power sharing and cooperation.
$500 Million Loan Targets Skills-driven Secondary Education for Bangladesh
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will lend Bangladesh $500 million to help finance a major overhaul of secondary education to meet the country’s need for skilled, technology-savvy workers.
Asia Must Step Up Governance Reforms to Sustain Growth and Development
Asia and the Pacific's economic gains must be matched by stepped-up efforts on governance so that growth benefits can be more evenly shared and development progress locked in, says a new ADB report.
Developing Asia Slowing Amid Global Financial Jitters
Softer than expected economic activity in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India and jitters over the United States (US) quantitative easing (QE) program will weigh on Asia and the Pacific’s growth prospects in the near term, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.
Asia Cannot Bypass Manufacturing on Path to Prosperity - ADB Report
Industrialization must be an essential part of the growth formula if Asian countries want to prosper and avoid the middle income trap, says a new ADB report.
Challenge for Asia to Maintain Growth Momentum - ADB Report
Continued tepid demand from the major industrial economies coupled with slower growth in the People's Republic of China are weighing on the outlook for developing Asia, says a new ADB report.
Improved South-Southeast Asia Connectivity Key to Boosting Trade, Rebalancing Economy
Better connectivity between South Asia and Southeast Asia - through hardware and associated software - can unlock the full benefits of closer economic ties between the two subregions and help rebalance Asian growth toward domestic and regional markets, delegates at the 46th Annual Meeting of ADB heard today.
ADB Assistance Tops $21.5 Billion in 2012
ADB approved $21.57 billion in financing operations including cofinancing last year, according to ADB's 2012 Annual Report, released ahead of its 46th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors to be held 2-5 May in Delhi, India.
ADB, Japan Seek Affordable Crop Insurance for Bangladesh Farmers
The Asian Development Bank and the Government of Japan will fund the trial of innovative new crop insurance products that will give small-holder farmers in Bangladesh income protection from increasingly severe storms and natural disasters.
Developing Asia's Growth Steps Up to 6.6% in 2013
Rising private consumption and stronger intraregional trade will spur a pickup in growth in developing Asia in 2013 and 2014, as economic activity in the US and Europe remains in the doldrums, ADB says in a major new report.