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18 Jul 2011
Trade has been a key tool for driving growth and poverty reduction in Asia and should be expanded and improved so the benefits are shared by all economies in the region, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said today.
11 Jul 2011
ADB is to help the Greater Mekong Subregion scale up the use of biomass waste in the agriculture sector to meet its growing need for clean energy and food security for poor rural households.
6 Jul 2011
As part of an innovative agreement to boost exports and imports in developing Asia, re/insurance giant Swiss Re will insure $250 million of trade finance conducted via ADB's Trade Finance Program.
26 May 2011
Efforts by the Maldives to tackle the effects of climate change are highly encouraging, but the country must continue with reforms to address its fiscal deficit, and promote inclusive and regionally-balanced growth, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said today.
23 May 2011
ADB is investing $60 million to help set up three venture capital funds dedicated to nurturing new climate change technologies. The funds will primarily target the markets of the People's Republic of China and India, which are actively promoting clean energy and sustainable technologies.
16 May 2011
ADB is providing CNY300 million in partial credit guarantees to Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, or SPD Bank, to support private-sector financing of energy-efficient buildings across the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
5 May 2011
Asia can lead the world to more balanced, equitable, and sustainable growth if it confronts its medium- and long-term challenges “with purpose and passion,” ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda told the opening session of the 44th ADB Annual Meeting today in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.
3 May 2011
Climate change will create unprecedented challenges in the Asia-Pacific region in coming years, intensifying existing pressures on water and food supplies, while exacerbating weather related disasters, a panel of experts stressed today.
29 Apr 2011
Asian countries have a window of opportunity to tackle gender inequality in their labor markets and support sustainable crisis recovery, according to a new report published today by ADB and the International Labour Organization.
26 Apr 2011
Resurgent global food prices, which posted record increases in the first two months of 2011, are again threatening to push millions of people in developing Asia into extreme poverty, says a new report from ADB titled 'Global Food Price Inflation and Developing Asia'.