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Asian Development Bank

ADB pulls back on growth forecast

The Asian Development Bank has lowered its economic growth forecasts again for China and the rest of Asia for this year and the next, and warned that if the euro-zone crisis worsened, the economies of China and Asia would deteriorate further.

Thursday, 12 April, 2012, 12:00am

ADB cuts regional growth forecast

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered it growth forecast for economic growth in Asia (excluding Japan) this year from 7.8 per cent to 7.5 per cent.

It also cut its growth estimate for 2012 for the region to 7.5 per cent, from 7.7 per cent.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

ADB predicts slower growth for mainland

The mainland's economic growth is expected to slow to 9.6 per cent this year and 9.2 per cent next year because of easing exports and investments, the Asian Development Bank forecasts.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Calls for Asian currency union courting a truly Titanic disaster

The week the Titanic went down was hardly the best time to propose building a colossal new transatlantic ocean liner. And the day after the Hindenburg crashed and burned wasn't the most opportune moment for engineers to present their plans for a new generation of hydrogen airships.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

ADB sets benchmarks in 1.2b yuan bond sale

The Asian Development Bank broke new ground in the nascent, offshore yuan-denominated bond market yesterday, pricing the longest-tenored issue to be released so far and the first by a supranational borrower. ADB's issue carries a 10-year maturity and was increased in size to 1.2 billion yuan (HK$1.4 billion) from one billion yuan after it was more than two times oversubscribed.

20 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Poor given vouchers

Hundreds of low-income residents in Chengdu , Sichuan , received 100 yuan (HK$113) municipal government vouchers on Monday to spend at supermarkets and chain stores as part of government efforts to boost consumption.

17 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Good and bad news in the long war against poverty

First, the good news: there are far fewer poor people in Asia than we thought.

Now the bad: the number is growing rapidly.

28 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

ADB urges caution over rapid growth

The mainland's economy could be hurt by soaring inflation and a possible stock market downturn, the Asian Development Bank warned yesterday as it lifted its forecast on the country's economic growth this year to 11.2 per cent.

Inflation was expected to hit 4.2 per cent this year, above the government's target of less than 3 per cent, on higher food prices, the ADB said.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Begging for her life

Julia Moneylyn smiles. Dirt smeared all over her face, the 26-year-old mother of two appears happy as she buys bread and milk powder for her children. The few pesos needed came from a tourist, who nonchalantly answered her plea for money.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

Asian growth: beyond economics

Asians should be proud and happy: a little belatedly, the era of Asia is about to happen. By 2020, it will account for almost 45 per cent of total global gross domestic product, 35 per cent of world trade, be a major magnet for private capital and a force to reckon with in world affairs.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

China Gas sells 4.8pc stake to ADB for US$24m

Deal part of US$149m package to fund company's projects

China Gas Holdings, the mainland municipal gas distributor, sold a 4.88 per cent stake to the Asian Development Bank for about US$24 million as part of a package that will pump US$149 million in fresh capital into the company.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Let optimists prevail on the economy

Economists are typically careful in their judgments, so it is no surprise that two economic surveys released in the past week sound notes of caution about Hong Kong's prospects in the coming months. But there is another way of looking towards the future - to see the recovery glass as half full, rather than half empty.

8 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

ADB aims to raise 1bn yuan in bonds

The Asian Development Bank is discussing with the Ministry of Finance a plan to raise 1 billion yuan in bonds to stimulate private-sector growth in China.

The bond issue - pending approval by the ministry - could take place as early as the end of this year. The bank says the issue would also help develop the bond market on the mainland.

Full report - A4

12 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

ADB to fuel enterprise with yuan bond issue

Bank hopes yuan fund will boost securities market and stimulate private sector

The Asian Development Bank plans to raise 1 billion yuan in bonds to stimulate private-sector growth in China, ADB officials said yesterday.

12 Jun 2004 - 12:00am


Monday, Feb 2, HK: The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce hosts a roundtable luncheon entitled 'Explore New Opportunities to do Business in the New Europe'. Visit www.chamber.org.hk for details.

31 Jan 2004 - 12:00am