Latest Publications

This issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor updates the 2014 and 2015 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB's Pacific developing member countries. The theme of the policy briefs included in this issue is the Pacific's employment challenges.

This book assesses the challenges confronting the Factory Asia model. It examines how countries that are already part of Factory Asia can move up the value chain, and how economies that currently stand outside the parameters of Factory Asia can find ways to join the global network production system.

This paper assesses the potential trade impacts of the expansion of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to ASEAN+3 and ASEAN+6 on the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Given the surge of services preferentialism in Asia and the importance of domestic regulation for services trade, this paper examines the potential for negotiated regulatory convergence in Asian services markets. Results suggest that Asian economies more remote from the rest of the world are more likely candidates for negotiated regulatory convergence.

This is the interim report of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) study on Connecting Central Asia with Economic Centers. The study focuses on the five Central Asian economies: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

This study examines lessons for small and medium-sized enterprises from the 2008-2009 global financial crisis and Europe’s sovereign debt troubles.

This issue of the e-Quarterly Research Bulletin focuses on the interconnectedness of the financial system, yen trade spillover, invisible trade barriers, and cash holding by Asian firms.

This brochure provides the 2013 Trade Finance Program highlights, sample transactions supported by the program, the list of its products, and the program summary.

This paper presents a long-term forecast for Asian regional growth, highlighting the roles of factor productivity and policies that can facilitate private sector support for sustained and inclusive regional growth.

Using export data from the People's Republic of China, the paper demonstrates that vertical specialization allows firms to more easily circumvent antidumping measures by relocating their manufacturing to another country.