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Yields on bonds in emerging East Asian markets declined as inflationary pressures remained largely muted and persistently low global growth increased the attractiveness of East Asian bonds.
Despite significant progress in water security in much of Asia and the Pacific, a staggering 1.7 billion people in the region still lack access to basic sanitation. With a predicted population of 5.2 billion by 2050, the region’s finite water resources will be under enormous pressure—especially with increasing climate change.
Responding to user demand for open access publications on ADB.org, the Publications section has been upgraded to comply with the latest open access standards, including enhanced metadata, citable URIs, and clearly displayed license information. As part of this development, ADBI adopted the Open Access Repository and rebranded it as Think-Asia.org, a website that hosts the knowledge of Asia's top think tanks.
Developing countries in Asia will enjoy continued strong economic growth despite a surprise vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union that chilled an already tepid recovery in Europe, according to the newly released Asian Development Outlook Supplement.