Working with Latin American Banks to Boost South-South Trade
The inclusion of an Argentine bank in ADB's Trade Finance Program is an important step toward realizing the potential for trade between Asia and Latin America.
4 Ways to Boost SME Access to Finance from Commercial Banks in ASEAN
To avoid heavy-handed state intervention in small businesses, we need to think of new ways to make it easier for SMEs to obtain credit from commercial banks in ASEAN economies.
First Bond Issue Under Guarantee Facility Can be a Boon for Indian Infrastructure
The first bond issue under a project bond guarantee facility set up in 2012 by ADB and IIFCL is a landmark achievement for Indian infrastructure development, as credit enhancement can help draw in money from insurance companies and pension funds.
Let’s Scale Up, Vary Access to SME Finance to Boost Asia’s Growth, Cross-Border Trade
We need to make the best possible use of all financial instruments in our national and regional tool boxes so SMEs in Asia can continue driving national economies, providing jobs, and becoming globally competitive.
Two New Reports Help ASEAN+3 Move Steadily Toward Integrated Bond Markets
The reports provide a practical framework and regional visions for further harmonization of bond markets in the region, expected to reap huge rewards for borrowers and investors.
Bringing Financial Services to the PRC’s Poor Will Boost Poverty Reduction
The PRC has achieved remarkable economic growth, but serious imbalances between regions and areas remain. The government is aiming to bridge these gaps by developing inclusive finance tools.
Has Asia's Debt Risen Too Quickly?
Debt has ballooned in developing Asia following the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, supported by plentiful global liquidity. With the US Federal Reserve about to raise interest rates, data from the Asian Development Outlook 2015 gives a clearer picture about the possibility of a credit slowdown in the region.
How Islamic Finance is Supporting a More Inclusive Asia
ADB and the Islamic Financial Services Board launched today a new publication about how Islamic finance can contribute to sustainable growth in Asia. Here are a few highlights.
Financial Sector Reform for Sustaining Asia’s Growth: 8 Takeaways
As developing Asia looks to continue boasting robust economic growth in the future, experts at a joint ADB-IMF seminar during ADB’s Annual Meeting in Baku discussed how the region’s financial sector needs to transform itself to deliver stable, inclusive, long-term results.
How to Scale Up Inclusive Business in Asia and the Pacific
What can ADB learn from IFC’s experience promoting inclusive business, and what are the main challenges and opportunities in the region?