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Asian Development Bank

Fallout from Bali bombing deals blow to shaky recovery

THE INDONESIAN hotelier looked worried - and with good reason. Room bookings were in free fall after the Bali bombings and prospects for a recovery did not appear bright, he said.

Friday, 25 October, 2002, 12:00am

East Asian recovery remains on track

East Asia's economic recovery will remain on track this year and next despite indications of moderately slower growth in the United States and Europe, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said.

18 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Party time fine as long as it follows official one-party line

IT'S HARD TO forget that China is a one-party state. And there were plenty of reminders of that last week at the meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Shanghai where it was one party after another.

16 May 2002 - 12:00am


I RECEIVED AN interesting snippet in my e-mail the other day from my younger brother who lives in the logging town of Burns Lake, British Columbia - one traffic light, three second-hand pick-up truck merchants, six gas stations, porn and slasher titles galore at the local video shop, little else.

14 May 2002 - 12:00am

Beijing's test

Attend any regional economic or political forum these days and a single issue is sure to dominate proceedings. China's inexorable rise is recasting Asia's economic landscape and with it the institutions that bind the continent.

14 May 2002 - 12:00am

Politics in back seat at Shanghai meeting

Shanghai plays host to the Asian Development Bank annual meeting today and it can breathe a sigh of relief that it will not have to endure the circus of the last ADB gathering on the mainland.

The last ADB meeting in China was in May 1989 in Beijing, and it landed smack in the middle of a swelling tide of student demonstrations.

10 May 2002 - 12:00am

Glimmer of hope

The Asian Development Bank's forecast for the Hong Kong economy and the region as a whole provides a small ray of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy economic atmosphere. The bank's forecast of 2.1 per cent growth in Hong Kong in the current year, followed by a strong 4.8 per cent in 2003 is higher than the Government's forecast.

10 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

ADB forecasts HK set for turnaround

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has cut this year's gross domestic product growth forecast for Hong Kong to minus 0.4 per cent but expects the downturn to be shortlived, with positive growth resuming next year.

In April, the ADB forecast 4 per cent growth for Hong Kong this year but it has revised that down due to the worse than expected global economic environment.

10 Nov 2001 - 12:00am


AN INTERVIEW with Asian Development Bank president Tadao Chino, published in this newspaper on Friday, cannot pass without comment. While the article did a good job of setting out what the ADB would like to do and be, there is another perspective to this institution and it needs to be offered in balance.

9 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Jury out on economy

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has added its voice to those predicting a worsening Asian economic outlook. Perhaps the only surprise is that the Manila-based bureaucrats did not issue the downgrade earlier. With the United States, Europe and Japan staring at recession or near-zero growth the world's exporting engine was never going to escape lightly.

28 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

ADB pledges US$3.7b package

The Asian Development Bank has pledged US$3.755 billion in loans and US$46.68 million in technical assistance to China over the coming three years.

A significant portion of the funding has been committed to improving public infrastructure and the regulatory environment, as well as more transparency into government procurement.

15 May 2001 - 12:00am

ADB hoists storm signals for region

Asian countries worst hit by the regional economic crisis will face a severe drop in growth this year, according to the Asian Development Bank.

In its Asia Recovery Report 2001, the ADB has scaled down growth forecasts for five Asian countries by more than three percentage points on average compared to forecasts 12 months ago.

20 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

ADB forecasts slide in growth toward 7.5pc

The growth of China's economy will slow from 8 per cent this year to 7.5 per cent next, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which also says the government should act to help the urban unemployed.

22 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Protests without reason It was not really surprising that protesters marched yesterday on the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) annual meeting in Chiang Mai, the northern Thai city better known for tourism than finance.

8 May 2000 - 12:00am

Poor profits put damper on sentiment

Philippine shares fell yesterday, with investor sentiment dampened by Wall Street's fall on Wednesday, unimpressive first-quarter corporate earnings and the worsening law and order situation in Mindanao.

28 Apr 2000 - 12:00am