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Saturday, 21 July 2018

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  • IFR Asia Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2018: Solving the capital markets conundrum

    IFR Asia Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2018: Solving the capital markets conundrum

    The Philippines, the host of this year’s Asian Development Bank annual meetings, provided an ideal backdrop for a forthright debate on the role of the capital markets in funding Asian infrastructure projects.

  • IFR Asia Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2018: Part 1

    IFR ASIA: Welcome to our session on the role of the capital markets in funding Asian infrastructure. Pierre, can I ask you to start us off on the state of play when it comes to financing Asian infrastructure, and what the ADB looks to achieve in the capital markets.

  • IFR Asia Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2018: Part 2

    IFR ASIA: Pierre, I know this is something that you’ve been personally involved in as an issuer. Is there more money looking for green investments in Asia?

  • A girl climbs ladder at a playground in Duolun county in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

    Asian Development Bank 2018: Growing up fast

    It is hard to think of a more appropriate setting for this year’s Asian Development Bank annual meetings. Manila, the Philippines capital, has long been a case study for under-investment in infrastructure, but the current administration is doing its best to shake off that reputation with an ambitious development plan.

  • President Takehiko Nakao officially opened ADB’s 50th Annual Meeting in Yokohama, Japan.

    Out of the shadows

    President Takehiko Nakao says the Asian Development Bank can play a bigger role than ever in promoting the region’s development.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump holds his signed memorandum on intellectual property tariffs on high-tech goods from China, at the White House in Washington, U.S.

    Trade tensions

    Tariffs and trade wars are not good news for Asia’s export-driven economies. Can intra-Asian links and China’s BRI save the day?

  • Asia-Pacific nations sign sweeping trade deal without US

    Eleven countries, including Japan and Canada, signed a landmark Asia-Pacific trade agreement without the United States in early March in what one minister called a powerful signal against protectionism and trade wars.

  • Use a scalpel, not a bludgeon

    Indiscriminate tariffs are not the answer to the current US-China trade imbalance, especially as China’s once overwhelming competitive advantage has dwindled, says Dilip Parameswaran

  • Solar panels installed to provide electricity in Sumba Island, Indonesia.

    Stimulating supply

    Asia has been a laggard in the global growth of sustainable investments, but interest in Green financing is growing fast. The ADB is backing steps to boost both supply and demand.

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