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ADB Named Top Development Bank, Climbs Rankings to 5th Place in Aid Transparency Index

ADB has been named as the top rated development bank in the 2014 Aid Transparency Index (ATI), an independent measurement of transparency ranking 68 of the world’s leading donor organizations published today. ADB ranks fifth overall and is one of only seven organizations in the top category of “very good” in the 2014 ATI, compiled each year by British nongovernment organization Publish What You Fund.

ADB, Japan Help GMS Countries Continue Push For Seamless Cross Border Trade

ADB and Government of Japan are providing technical assistance to help Greater Mekong Subregion member countries tackle weaknesses in sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) procedures, which are undermining cross border trade flows.

ADB Urges Asia to Take Advantage of Global Value Chain Opportunities

Asian economies—having reaped substantial gains from global value chains in the past 25 years—can extend these gains if governments and business work together to reduce tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers, and improve logistics and transport infrastructure, says a new ADB report.

Developing Asia Fastest Growing Region as Key Economies Advance Reforms

Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies in the region move ahead with structural reforms, says a new ADB report.

ADB $172 Million Loan Targets Improved Power Delivery in Viet Nam’s Main Cities

ADB has approved a $172.7 million loan to support Viet Nam’s drive for more efficient, sustainable power supplies from its key electricity networks in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Asia's Bonds Face Rising Risks from US Rates, Mid-East Tensions, PRC Property

Emerging East Asia’s local currency bonds have performed well so far in 2014 but an earlier-than-anticipated US rate hike, a slowing property market in the People’s Republic of China, and higher risk aversion and inflation due to Middle East tensions could undermine that, says a new report from the ADB.

ADB President Commends Viet Nam’s Economic Stability, Reaffirms Support for Reform Drive

ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with Viet Nam’s State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, the State Bank’s Governor Nguyen Van Binh, and the Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh, during his two-day visit to the country. President Nakao reaffirmed ADB support in accelerating structural reforms and boosting competitiveness.

PHOTO RELEASE: President Nakao Meets Viet Nam's State President

ADB President Takehiko Nakao on 18 September met with Viet Nam’s State President Truong Tan Sang.

ADB Launches Asia Women Leaders Program

ADB today launched the Asia Women Leaders Program to address a glaring absence of women from leadership roles in Asia and the Pacific.

New ADB Office to Provide Independent PPP Transaction Advisory Services

ADB today opened a new office to provide governments with independent advice on shaping public-private partnerships (PPPs), a key conduit for greater infrastructure investment in developing Asia.