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Asian Development Outlook 2010 Update

Developing Asia’s robust recovery from the global crisis is gaining further momentum, the Asian development Bank (ADB) says in its just published annual economic publication, “Asian Development Outlook 2010 Update”. The report forecasts healthy growth of 8.2 percent in 2010, well above the 5.4 percent recorded in 2009 and also above ADB’s earlier forecast of …
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The Rise of Asia’s Middle Class

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has published a special chapter in Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2010, titled “The Rise of Asia’s Middle Class”. The study examines the rapid growth of Asia’s middle class, how the poor advance to the middle class, factors that characterize the middle class, and pathways through which they …
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Asia Economic Monitor – July 2010

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has just launched the July edition of the Asia Economic Monitor. The ADB has upgraded its 2010 growth forecast for the 14 economies of emerging East Asia to an aggregate 8.1 percent from the 7.7 percent projected in the former Asian Development Outlook 2010, published in April. Emerging East Asia …
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The Future Global Reserve System: An Asian Perspective

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Columbia University’s Earth Institute have published the report, “The Future Global Reserve System: An Asian Perspective”. The study says that while the US dollar will remain the leading currency of international exchange for now, a rebalancing in the global economy means that in the future, a wider range …
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Asia Capital Markets Monitor 2010

The Asia Development Bank (ADB) has published the “Asia Capital Markets Monitor 2010”, its annual assessment of the performance and outlook for the region’s equity, bond and currency markets. The report recommends that governments in emerging Asia should stay on guard and be ready to act if volatile capital inflows threaten to destabilize the region’s …
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Asian Development Outlook 2010

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has just published the Asia Development Outlook 2010. The report forecasts growth of 7.5 percent in 2010 – well up from the 5.2 percent recorded in 2009, the result of a modest recovery in global trade and the ongoing effects of fiscal and monetary stimulus. Projects improved after better-than-expected growth …
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Harnessing Business Opportunities in South Asia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) have published the report, “Key Proposals for Harnessing Business Opportunities in South Asia.” The study outlines small, actionable steps in eliminating trade and investment barriers that will go a long way to deepening South Asia economic integration and improving …
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Asia-Pacific MDG progress

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the UN Development Programme have launched a joint report, “Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in an Era of Global Uncertainty: Asia-Pacific Regional Report 2009/10.” The study examines the toll that the global economic crisis has taken …
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Improving Energy Security and Reducing Carbon Intensity in Asia and the Pacific

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) have launched the study “Improving Energy Security and Reducing Carbon Intensity in Asia and the Pacific.” The report discusses the real and present challenges in improving energy security and reducing carbon intensity in the region. The Asia and Pacific need expanding supplies of …
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Energy Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has just launched the Energy Outlook for Asia and the Pacific. The report includes estimates and forecasts of: -the future demand for energy, -supply options to 2030 for a business-as-usual scenario, -investment requirements for meeting this demand, and -the resulting CO2 emissions potential associated with increasing energy demand. Energy demand …
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