CSR brings so many benefits to the bottom line of a business and organization that is no longer an issue for debate in Asia, where the tipping point has been reached.
GLEIF will be a critically important contribution to help realize many of the current developments in fintech, and to spur more growth in cross-border trade.
2015 was already tough, and we're moving into the new year with few signs that trade will pick up – but our team is enthusiastic about tackling 2016 challenges.
The ASEAN Economic Community, planned to come into effect in 2015, is expected to liberalize goods, capital and skilled labor flows in the ASEAN region. While there has been considerable progress in the area of trade integration, financial integration still lags behind. The ASEAN Banking Integration Framework, which aims to liberalize the banking market by 2020, could help pave the way for further integration and the entry of ASEAN banks into regional banking markets.
Peer-to-peer data sharing is being tested in Georgia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Myanmar.
ADB’s Trade Finance Program is helping local businesses in the Pacific get the support they need to conduct overseas trade.
State-owned enterprises face unique challenges when it comes to attracting foreign financing for infrastructure projects. But there are solutions.
Distinguished as 2015 Transport Deal of the Year by Project Finance International magazine, the project is a milestone for the government's PPP program.
Public open trading windows, smart contracts, or government-issued e-currency are just a few examples of how digitization is changing how people trade.
The US Fed has been winding down its bond purchase program, widely known as “quantitative easing,” since December 2013. The program was introduced in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis to fight the recession and foster a rapid economic recovery. With the improvement in the US economy, the Fed suggested at its policy meeting in March that the program may end this coming fall and it may start raising interest rates about six months from then.