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Media Advisory - ADB's Capital Base

ADB's capital as of 31 December 2013 was $175.4 billion, consisting of $162.8 billion of subscribed capital and $12.6 billion of reserves.

ADB Grant to Finance Innovative Teacher Recruitment and Training Program

ADB has approved a $500,000 technical assistance grant to support the flagship fellowship program run by the non-governmental organization Teach for the Philippines (TFP), under which 120 young Filipinos will be recruited as teaching fellows and trained in modern IT-based teaching methods.

ADB Named Top Development Bank, Climbs Rankings to 5th Place in Aid Transparency Index

ADB has been named as the top rated development bank in the 2014 Aid Transparency Index (ATI), an independent measurement of transparency ranking 68 of the world’s leading donor organizations published today. ADB ranks fifth overall and is one of only seven organizations in the top category of “very good” in the 2014 ATI, compiled each year by British nongovernment organization Publish What You Fund.

ADB Statement on Tax Issue

ADB management is informed of the decision by the Regional Trial Court of Mandaluyong regarding the tax obligations of ADB Filipino staff. Our legal department is closely studying the decision.

Improve Governance to Sustain Progress in Asia: Independent Evaluation at ADB

Weak governance underlies Asia’s most pressing challenges of income inequality and environmental degradation that threaten the continuation of the region’s strong economic performance, finds a study by Independent Evaluation at the ADB.

ADB Sees Robust Growth in Philippines in 2014 and 2015

The Philippine economy will continue its robust expansion in 2014 and 2015, though growth will undershoot earlier forecasts as unexpectedly low government spending, higher inflation and related monetary tightening dampen activity, says a new ADB report.

ADB Urges Asia to Take Advantage of Global Value Chain Opportunities

Asian economies—having reaped substantial gains from global value chains in the past 25 years—can extend these gains if governments and business work together to reduce tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers, and improve logistics and transport infrastructure, says a new ADB report.

Developing Asia Fastest Growing Region as Key Economies Advance Reforms

Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies in the region move ahead with structural reforms, says a new ADB report.

Asia's Bonds Face Rising Risks from US Rates, Mid-East Tensions, PRC Property

Emerging East Asia’s local currency bonds have performed well so far in 2014 but an earlier-than-anticipated US rate hike, a slowing property market in the People’s Republic of China, and higher risk aversion and inflation due to Middle East tensions could undermine that, says a new report from the ADB.

ADB Launches Asia Women Leaders Program

ADB today launched the Asia Women Leaders Program to address a glaring absence of women from leadership roles in Asia and the Pacific.