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ADB-OECD Study on Enhancing Financial Accessibility for SMEs

SMEs comprise the overwhelming majority of firms in almost all countries, and contribute to at least two thirds of total employment. New firms in any year account for around 5 per cent of all jobs in that year. As well as creating jobs, SMEs and entrepreneurs drive economic growth through their contribution to innovation and …
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Jobs and Skills in the 21st Century

Towers Watson and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently released a knowledge paper describing these challenges under the title “Jobs and Skills in the Twenty-First Century.” Over the next two decades, Asia is expected to add 494 million people to its workforce — nearly 54% of the growth projected for the entire global workforce — …
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Latest Asia Economic Monitor 2011

The Asian Development Bank has just published the July edition of the Asia Economic Monitor. After a strong rebound in 2010, economic growth in emergingEast Asia is expected to moderate in 2011 and 2012 as authorities continue to battle rising inflation. The report forecasts aggregate GDP growth for emergingEast Asia economies of 7.9% in 2011 …
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Women and Labour Markets in Asia

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have published the report, “Women and Labour Markets in Asia: Rebalancing for Gender Equality”. The report finds that despite helping to lead the global economy through the global recession, most Asian countries are still yet to see a real recovery in their labor market. …
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Asian Development Outlook 2011

The Asian Development Bank has just launched its annual economic publication, the “Asian Development Outlook 2011”. The report predicts that developing Asia will continue to expand solidly over the next two years, even as inflation, geopolitical uncertainties and the need to develop new sources of growth present looming challenges to policy makers. The ADO 2011 …
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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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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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