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6 Sep 2012
Private Sector Reforms in Pacific Assist Women, Update Business Laws, Boost Access to Finance - ADB Report
Efforts by ADB and the Australian Agency for International Development to promote the private sector in the Pacific through the co-financed private sector development initiative have boosted the ease of doing business in the region by modernizing outdated business laws, improving access to financial services, enhancing economic opportunities for women, and improving the efficiency of state-owned enterprises, says a new ADB report.
16 Aug 2012
ADB and Japan are assisting the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga develop and implement a country-led social development policy targeting vulnerable groups.
15 Aug 2012
Asia must act now to pave the way for green, resource-friendly cities or face a bleak and environmentally degraded future, says a new ADB report.
25 Jul 2012
Pacific economies remain relatively sheltered from global financial turmoil, with growth projections largely unchanged at the mid-year point, according to the latest Pacific Economic Monitor, released today by ADB.
25 Jul 2012
Reforming state-owned enterprises and improving the business environment and women’s economic empowerment are critical to building a vibrant private sector in the Pacific region, according to the latest edition of ADB's Pacific Economic Monitor.
12 Jul 2012
Europe’s worsening financial and banking crisis and a sluggish recovery in the United States are weighing on developing Asia’s growth prospects, according to figures released today from the Asian Development Outlook Supplement, published by ADB.
22 Jun 2012
The $175 billion pledge made by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and seven other multilateral development banks (MDBs) was one of the largest financial commitments coming out of Rio+20, it was announced today at the UN Secretary General’s closing press conference.
3 Jun 2012
ADB has approved a $2.06 million regional technical assistance project, supported by the Government of Australia, to boost aid coordination in the Pacific by expanding ADB’s field presence in the region.
4 May 2012
Growth in the Asia and Pacific region is strong, but growth alone is not enough for the region to succeed in an era of global change, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said in his annual address to the ADB Board of Governors.
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.