To leverage more infrastructure development funds, India should establish a specialized institution dedicated to credit-enhancing corporate bonds.
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.
There’s one big element missing before we can create a truly transparent, seamless and open international trading framework.
Enabling new digital financial services models requires an open-minded approach to innovation, with sufficient certainty over the legal framework.
It is up to policy makers to unlock the enormous potential of services in the People’s Republic of China.
Over the past couple of decades, no one can deny that the Asia and Pacific region has represented a remarkable success story. Absolute poverty levels have fallen significantly and the region is on course to achieve a number of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
We can all take simple steps to encourage financial inclusion.
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.
Our empirical evidence for 9 Asian economies indicates that both CPI and PPI inflation have a direct effect on bond yields, although each matter differently depending on the country.
We need to protect the financial system from terrorism and money laundering. But the people of the Pacific should not pay the heaviest price.