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 paper attempts to reveal regional trade agreements upon which the World Trade Organization fails to shed the light of the transparency exercise.

This paper quantifies how the People’s Republic of China’s export volume to its major trading partners during the global financial crisis affects the antidumping petitions filed by the trading partners against the PRC.

This paper attempts to shed light on trade barriers in key industries in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, including manufacturing, transport, and agriculture.

The success of Factory Asia depends on how fast Asia can expand its domestic and regional markets, and upgrade the competitiveness of its manufacturing sector.

This book provides readers with a comprehensive and consistent treatment of policy in the higher education and media services sector across a range of Asian economies little studied in the existing literature.

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, the 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.