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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.

Reforms to Support Innovation Needed to Transform PRC to A High-Income Country – ADB President

PRC requires further in-depth structural reforms to support innovation and technological upgrading in its pursuit of high-income status, ADB President Takehiko Nakao told participants at a workshop today in Beijing.

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, 13 Banks Sign $288 Million B-Loan for Wastewater Reuse in PRC

ADB has signed a ground-breaking agreement in partnership with 13 banks to support Beijing Enterprises Water Group Company Limited (BEWG) to promote high standard wastewater treatment and reuse in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

ADB, Japan Help GMS Countries Continue Push For Seamless Cross Border Trade

ADB and Government of Japan are providing technical assistance to help Greater Mekong Subregion member countries tackle weaknesses in sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) procedures, which are undermining cross border trade flows.

$100 Million Loan To Improve Urban Environment in PRC’S Huanggang

ADB has approved a $100 million loan for a project to promote environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive urbanization by improving the environment around a lakeside urban area in Huanggang, Hubei Province, in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

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 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.

Structural Reforms More Important Than Growth Targets in PRC, Says ADB

teady consumption and rising external demand will support economic growth in the People’s Republic of China this year, especially if the government continues an accommodative macroeconomic policy package, the ADB said in a new report released today.