A maid from the Philippines passes a newspaper kiosk in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon spends about 41 per cent of its revenue on debt service. Photo: AP A maid from the Philippines passes a newspaper kiosk in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon spends about 41 per cent of its revenue on debt service. Photo: AP
A maid from the Philippines passes a newspaper kiosk in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon spends about 41 per cent of its revenue on debt service. Photo: AP

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How Asian development banks help the poor face coronavirus while the rich fall short

  • The G20 group of wealthy economies are under fire from debt campaigners for failing to do enough to help poorer places face the pandemic
  • But the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank have been delivering myriad loans to help struggling countries cope

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A maid from the Philippines passes a newspaper kiosk in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon spends about 41 per cent of its revenue on debt service. Photo: AP A maid from the Philippines passes a newspaper kiosk in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon spends about 41 per cent of its revenue on debt service. Photo: AP
A maid from the Philippines passes a newspaper kiosk in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon spends about 41 per cent of its revenue on debt service. Photo: AP
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