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ADB Approved $21.02 Billion in Financing Operations in 2013

ADB approved $21.02 billion in financing operations last year, according to ADB’s 2013 Annual Report, released ahead of its 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors to be held 2–5 May in Astana, Kazakhstan.

ADB Sees Steady Growth for Developing Asia

Developing Asia will extend its steady economic growth in 2014 as higher demand from recovering advanced economies will be dampened somewhat by moderating growth in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), says a new ADB report.

Developing Asia Should Use Public Spending to Narrow Inequality

Widening income gaps are undermining decades of successful poverty reduction in developing Asia, meaning governments should proactively use fiscal policy to close gaps and promote more inclusive growth, says a new ADB report.

Georgia's First Country Depository Library Opened at Tbilisi State University

ADB and the International School of Economics today launched ADB's first Depository Library in Georgia, placed within the ISET library.

Developing Asia Growth Outlook Steady As Industrial Economies Firm

An improving growth outlook in Japan and the United States paired with stronger-than-expected performance in the People’s Republic of China support a steady growth outlook for developing Asia, says a new ADB report.

Power Swaps Can Help Asia-Pacific Manage Daunting Future Energy Needs - Report

Cross-border power exchanges can play a central role in helping Asia and the Pacific meet its booming demand for power, which is set to sharply outpace the rest of the world’s over the next two decades, says a comprehensive new report from ADB.

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 and India and jitters over the United States quantitative easing program will weigh on Asia and the Pacific’s growth prospects in the near term, says a new 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.