In today’s multipolar world, creating barriers to trade will invariably result in reciprocity, so in the end all countries will be worse off.
An ADB-financed project is helping female entrepreneurs open sewing workshops, bakeries and cattle ranches, and other business ventures.
There’s more to development that just economic growth from international trade.
Short-term gains will not guarantee long-term benefits for an individual economy, nor shared prosperity from open trade.
The progress of digitization in trade is being driven by the objective of cost reduction – not inclusion.
The country needs a more dynamic and innovative private sector, fueled by home-grown entrepreneurship.
Cross-border development is crucial for SMEs to realize their potential as drivers of growth and job creation in Central Asia.
Reinforcing the regional trade-FDI nexus is imperative to promote sustained high and inclusive growth in developing Asia.
If we prepare for the disruptions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it can deliver more and better jobs rather than fewer lower-quality ones.
Social media is a potential game-changer for online sales in Southeast Asia’s nascent e-commerce market.