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Thoughts on the High-Level Panel reports on the Post-2015 agenda

The discussions around the post-2015 development agenda – and the work of the High Level Panel of Eminent (HLPEP) persons – were seen controversially in the last months. Some felt that the consultation led by the HLPEP would lead into a kitchen sink report, which would cover every possible development concern.

Susann Roth

Rising tide raises all boats — Or does it?

Last week, the development economics world was shaken by an open clash between two of its most distinguished luminaries—Amartya Sen and Jagdish Bhagwati. One is a Nobel Prize winner in the field of economics, and the other is widely believed to be worthy of one.  

Indu Bhushan

Figure 1. Stock Prices and QE Timeline. <a href="http://blogs.adb.org/sites/default/files/chart1.png" target="_blank">View enlarged graph</a>.

Is Asia ready for an end to QE?

Asian stock markets have been under pressure recently from an announcement by the US Federal Reserve that “quantitative easing”, or QE as it is commonly referred to, is likely to be tapered off in the near future.

Cyn-Young Park

What to look out for in Asian bond markets in 2014

2014 is shaping up to be another challenging year for bond markets in Asia after a see-saw 2013 which saw prices rise at the start of the year, and then fall back on news that the US Federal Reserve plans to reduce or ‘taper’ its quantitative easing operations.   

Thiam Hee Ng

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