Expanded access to finance supported by ADB will allow factories to meet international standards so Bangladesh may benefit from this industry in a responsible way.
With over 2 billion consumers spread across developing Asia, the opportunities are limitless for financial institutions to develop innovative solutions that can serve this underserved market.
It’s not just about businesses directly involved in sustainability, but how existing MSMEs can adapt their businesses to support sustainable solutions in Asia.
Discussions this week in Frankfurt won’t solve the problems of Asia’s financing gaps, but they can go a long way toward making sure that available funds are used more productively, inclusively, and sustainably.
Digital solutions can help fill in the trade finance gap for SMEs in Asia and the Pacific.
Public open trading windows, smart contracts, or government-issued e-currency are just a few examples of how digitization is changing how people trade.
We need to better explain and implement free trade agreements, support other fast-growing emerging markets, keep closing trade financing gaps, and embrace new technologies to bring in more players.
To attract the private sector, it needs to be given a fair chance of competing for PPPs and turning enough of a profit to recover their investment in the People’s Republic of China.
ADB’s Trade Finance Program is helping local businesses in the Pacific get the support they need to conduct overseas trade.
The buyer-centric approach is making waves as a viable way for banks to facilitate more access to credit for SMEs in Asia and the Pacific.