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3 May 2012
While developing Asia must build a firewall against possible escalation of the global financial crisis, it must not veer from long-term structural reforms already underway to further its economic transformation, delegates at the Governors’ Seminar at the 45th Annual Meeting of ADB heard today.
2 May 2012
National wealth in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, People’s Republic of China and India could exceed that of the US and Europe combined by 2030, but only if the three economies take steps now to overcome challenges and reduce risks, according to highlights of a new book launched today by ADB and Asian Development Bank Institute.
26 Apr 2012
ADB approved $21.72 billion in financing operations last year, a 14.5% increase on ADB’s previous year’s financing, according to its 2011 Annual Report, released ahead of the organization’s 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, to be held from 2 to 5 May in Manila, Philippines.
26 Apr 2012
Emerging East Asia’s local currency bond markets expanded 7.0% to $5.7 trillion in 2011, driven by double-digit growth in the region’s corporate bond markets, according to the latest edition of ADB's Asia Bond Monitor.
16 Apr 2012
Ministers and senior government officials, business leaders, fellow international financial institutions, and civil society representatives are set to gather in Manila, Philippines from 2-5 May for the 45th Annual Meeting of ADB, which will focus on inclusive growth through better governance and partnerships.
11 Apr 2012
Asia’s rapid growth is leaving millions behind, causing a widening gap between rich and poor that threatens to undermine the region’s stability, according to a new report from ADB.
11 Apr 2012
Weak global demand will weigh on developing Asia in 2012 but growth rates in most economies remain robust and should tick back up in 2013 with private consumption providing support, ADB says in a new report.
4 Apr 2012
The ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide, aimed at encouraging more cross-border bond issuance and investment in the region’s local currency bond markets, is now available through the ADB and AsianBondsOnline website.
20 Feb 2012
The management of food, water and energy resources in the Greater Mekong Subregion will be the most critical challenge of the coming decade, requiring careful balance of economic and environmental interests and better management of natural resources, a conference on the future of the region heard today.
17 Feb 2012
Policy-makers from the Greater Mekong Subregion will meet in Bangkok next week to discuss the challenges and opportunities for balancing economic growth with environmental sustainability.