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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.

Moderate Growth to Continue in People's Republic of China in 2014, 2015

Slowing investment growth and active implementation of structural reforms are expected to push economic growth slightly lower in the People’s Republic of China in 2014, continuing a more moderate but still robust pace of growth, says a new ADB report.

Investments in natural capital crucial to sustain economic growth in GMS

Member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion face losing recent development gains unless they invest more to secure natural resource stocks, senior officials from the six countries heard at a meeting in Myanmar today.

ADB President Meets People's Republic of China Premier

ADB President Takehiko Nakao met the People’s Republic of China Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People.

PRC Expands Biodiversity Corridors, Environmental Protection Efforts

The People’s Republic of China will expand biodiversity corridors to link 10 nature reserves in the southwestern corner of the country – including critical habitat for the Cao Vit gibbon, one of the rarest apes in the world – following workshops conducted as part of the Greater Mekong Subregion’s Core Environment Program, supported by the Asian Development Bank.

Public Finance Reforms Crucial for Sustainable Growth in People's Republic of China

Reforming public finance will be essential to the sustainable and inclusive development of the People’s Republic of China’s, ADB President Takehiko Nakao said today at the China Development Forum.

ADB to Help Unleash Development Potential of PRC's Yunnan Province

ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with Yunnan Governor Li Jiheng and discussed the province's development challenges and potential during a three-day visit to the People’s Republic of China. During his mission, Mr. Nakao visited two poor villages in northern Yunnan and three ADB-supported projects.

Asia's Bond Markets Must Be Ready to Face the Rising Risk of Contagion

Emerging East Asia’s local currency bond markets have weathered the recent market volatility well but risks to the markets are ticking up and countries need to be prepared, warns ADB's latest Asia Bond Monitor.