Blog posts tagged to "Asia"

  • Asian currencies are sensitive to global headlines. ADB photo.

    Read all about it: How big news events can roil Asian currencies

    Published on Thursday, 16 May 2019

    Major news events, as well as monetary policy uncertainties in the United States, have a significant impact on Asian currencies, but not in the way that some might expect. 

  • In some Pacific countries, the government is implementing tourism policies that seek to protect the next generation. Photo: ADB

    Sustainable tourism for sustainable development

    Published on Saturday, 04 May 2019

    In Asia and throughout the world, tourism is a double-edged sword that brings huge benefits and serious impacts.

  • How Cambodia can grab its big opportunity

    Published on Friday, 12 May 2017

    It’s time to diversify its economy to transition to upper-middle-income status.

  • Will Asian investment follow trade with Latin America?

    Published on Monday, 16 February 2015

    Latin America is now firmly on the economic radar of Asia in the post-global financial crisis world, with both regions having grown faster than the world economy.

  • Five bond market trends to watch out for in 2015

    Published on Monday, 19 January 2015

    As 2015 gathers pace, the world seems to be entering a more uncertain and unpredictable phase. With the end of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve, we are entering an era of tighter global liquidity.

  • Why Asia and Pacific needs youth policies

    Published on Monday, 12 January 2015

    Based on Plan International’s 2012 World Atlas of Youth Policies, fewer than half of the countries in Asia and the Pacific have youth-specific policies. Other countries have integrated youth in their constitutions or sector-specific policies, such as on education, health, and drug prevention. Do we really need to prioritize and direct limited resources to a certain demographic defined only by age?

  • Four things International Youth Day Summit taught us about social media

    Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014

    In recent years, the rise of social media has been ceaseless and rapid. It has managed to create a universe of its own—one that often leaves governments, organizations, and corporations alike continuously striving to keep up. 

  • Getting Asia in shape for the future

    Published on Saturday, 03 May 2014

    Where are Asia’s economies headed to in the short and long term? What shape are they in to withstand future financial crises? And how can they respond to the yawning rich-poor divide, now a key concern among Asian and global policymakers? These were some of the key points discussed over the first two days of business at our 47th Annual Meeting, held in Astana, Kazakhstan.

  • Urumqi City, People's Republic of China

    Macro stabilization policies for long-run growth: Lessons for developing Asia

    Published on Wednesday, 26 December 2012

    The global financial crisis of 2008-2009 has reignited the debate on the role of macroeconomic policies. The role of macroeconomic stabilization policies can be contentious, especially as the policy room is increasingly limited in most advanced economies.