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Improved Budget Management Protects Pacific Countries Against Global Effects
Fiscal positions in small island economies of Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu improved in 2012, largely due to improved budget performance in the face of a weakening global economic environment, according to the December issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor, released today.
Southeast Asia's Strength Keeps Asia Growth on Track - ADB Report
The surging economies of Southeast Asia have been a bright spot in developing Asia's otherwise subdued 2012 growth performance, but the broader region should still pick up steam in 2013, says a new ADB report.
Huge Financing Gap Must Be Filled to Promote Climate-Friendly Technology - ADB
Massive investment is required to develop and deploy climate-friendly technology if global warming is to be halted and developing countries prepared to cope with the adverse consequences of climate change, delegates heard today at the annual global conference on climate change.
Developing Asia Faces New Era of Moderate Growth - ADB Report
ADB is significantly scaling back 2012 and 2013 growth forecasts for developing Asia, saying that after years of rapid growth, the region must brace for a prolonged period of moderate expansion amidst an ongoing slump in global demand.
Asia Must Cut Red Tape to Unlock Full Potential of Service Sector - ADB Report
Booming service industries can be a powerful engine of economic growth and job creation for developing Asia, but the sector's true potential remains blocked by restrictions and red tape, a new ADB report shows.
Private Sector Reforms in Pacific Assist Women, Update Business Laws, Boost Access to Finance - ADB Report
Efforts by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) to promote the private sector in the Pacific through the co-financed private sector development initiative (PSDI) have boosted the ease of doing business in the region by modernizing outdated business laws, improving access to financial services, enhancing economic opportunities for women, and improving the efficiency of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), says a new ADB report. The fifth annual PSDI progress report documents PSDI activities and results since the program began.
ADB, New Zealand to Improve Domestic Shipping in Vanuatu
Water transport, the economic lifeline of Vanuatu, is set to see upgrades with ADB and governments of New Zealand and Vanuatu signing loan and grant funding agreements today to improve domestic port facilities and expand shipping services.
Asia's Booming Cities Must Go Green or Risk Disaster - ADB Study
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.
Pacific Economies Weathering Global Financial Turmoil
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.
Private Sector Reforms Can Boost Development in Pacific - ADB Report
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.