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Asian Development Bank

Asian countries need to tweak financial systems to survive head winds, ADB chief says

Asian countries must make their financial systems more innovative to better prepare for a changing external environment and tighter liquidity conditions, Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao said.

Monday, 13 January, 2014, 3:40pm

Talking points

The wife of former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen and three others make their first court appearance in the case over the city's most infamous basement.

24 Apr 2013 - 3:14am

Letters to the Editor, April 14, 2013

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14 Apr 2013 - 2:15am 1 comment

Growth forecast to rise in emerging Asia

Growth in developing Asia will accelerate this year, thanks to a recovery in the mainland's economy and robust expansion in Southeast Asia, but governments should ward off capital inflows to avoid stoking inflation, the Asian Development Bank says.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:27am

Talking points

Australia's prime minister in Beijing

9 Apr 2013 - 3:36am

China unlikely to challenge Japan's sway in Asian Development Bank

In Asian Development Bank's 47-year history, all eight presidents of the multilateral lender have been the nominees of Japan, one of the largest shareholders of the bank. And it might be no different this time when the voting ends at the end of the month - to the disappointment of those hoping Beijing would enter the contest this time.

5 Apr 2013 - 5:11am

Japan picks currency chief for top ADB job

Japan will nominate its top currency official, Takehiko Nakao, to head the Asian Development Bank as Haruhiko Kuroda prepares to step down to lead the Bank of Japan.

"Mr Nakao has gained extensive experience in international finance and development," Finance Minister Taro Aso said yesterday.

8 Mar 2013 - 5:37am

China's time at ADB helm not yet come

The resignation of Asian Development Bank president Haruhiko Kuroda to be Japan's next central bank governor has raised the question of succession at the Manila-based institution. And once again, China seems to be playing the villain: there are persistent rumours of a Chinese challenge to Japan's leadership at the bank.

5 Mar 2013 - 3:59am

Asia Development bank boss supports further BOJ easing measures

"Some additional" measures could be justified for 2013, ADB president Haruhiko Kuroda said, stressing that he was speaking in his capacity as an economist and chief of the ADB, not as a BOJ contender.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:07am

ADB to finance water sector

The Asian Development Bank plans to give US$500 million in loans to develop China's water sector, according to Hisaka Kimura, ADB's East Asia head of private sector infrastructure finance.

2 Feb 2013 - 4:25am