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Local Currency Bonds in Emerging East Asia Top $4 Trillion - ADB Report
Outstanding local currency bonds in emerging East Asia stood at $4.2 trillion at the end of September 2009, up 14.8% over 12 months and nearly eight times more than at the end of 1996, shortly before the onset of the Asian financial crisis.
Sustainable Urbanization Key to Sustainable Growth, Says ADB
With more than one billion people in the Asia and Pacific region expected to join the urban population in the next 20 years, sustainable economic development is not possible without sustainable urbanization, said a senior official from the Asian Development Bank.
Resilient Asia Poised to Lead Recovery from Global Slowdown, Says ADB
Developing Asia is proving to be more resilient to the global downturn than was initially thought, ADB says in a new major report.
New Agreement Between Mekong Nations Paves Way for Accelerated Economic Development
Ministers from the six nations sharing the Mekong River have agreed to expedite the development of three priority economic corridors in the region: the East-West, North-South and Southern economic corridors.
Asia's Corporate Bonds Drive Market Growth, ADB Report Says
Local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia grew rapidly in the first half of 2009 as governments continued to fund economic stimulus packages. Notably, corporate bonds have become a significant driver of overall market growth as the region recovers from global recession, according to the latest issue of the Asia Bond Monitor from ADB.
ADB, Korea Support Cambodia to Improve Cross-Border Road Links
ADB and the Republic of Korea are supporting road and border improvements in Cambodia to help reduce poverty, increase economic opportunities, and boost ongoing efforts to strengthen trade and tourism in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
Mekong Nations to Expand Energy Cooperation Beyond Electric Power Sector
Ministers from the six Greater Mekong Sub-region nations have endorsed a comprehensive plan of action to expand and strengthen cooperation in key areas, including energy and human resource development.
Mekong Ministers Meeting to Review Subregional Cooperation Plan Amid Financial Crisis
Ministers from six Greater Mekong Subregion nations will meet in Cha-Am, Petchburi province in Thailand tomorrow to review ongoing efforts to forge closer links amongst the six countries.
ADB Aims to Double Clean Energy Investments in Asia to $2 Billion A Year
ADB is to substantially increase its clean energy investments to $2 billion a year from a previous target of $1 billion, in a bid to accelerate low-carbon growth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region.
Old Southeast Asia Combat Zone Gives Way to Burgeoning Trade Corridor
Commercial trucks from Thailand and Viet Nam are able to enter each others' territory for the first time to deliver and pick up goods following today's formal exchange of traffic rights and introduction of a regional customs transit system among the two countries and Lao People's Democratic Republic.