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    1. January 4, 2016

      Investors look to India as the next solar power

      As recently as a few months ago, the alternative energy targets announced by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s...

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      December 16, 2015

      Responding to floods in a new climate economy

      The devastating floods in India’s southern state of Chennai, and now yet another deadly typhoon (Melor) bringing...

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    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
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    1. December 10, 2015

      ADB approves $300m China anti-pollution loan

      The Asian Development Bank approved a $300m loan on Thursday to help clean Beijing’s notoriously polluted air, as it...

    2. November 30, 2015

      Multilateral institutions set to recalibrate their currency holdings

      The announcement that the renminbi meets the International Monetary Fund’s criteria as a “freely usable” currency will...

    3. November 17, 2015

      Philippines strives to lose ‘sick man’ tag

      With thick stone walls and a stagnant lily pond at its feet, the main gate of Fort Santiago in central Manila is an...

    4. October 7, 2015

      India’s Raghuram Rajan urges IMF and World Bank reforms

      International financial institutions should change they way they work to reflect the needs of emerging economies,...

    5. beyondbrics

      September 29, 2015

      China has burst the commodities superbubble

      Commodity prices could well have further to fall, now China’s business model has changed. It is no longer aiming to...

    6. September 25, 2015

      ADB to double climate change funding

      The Asian Development Bank is massively stepping up its efforts to tackle climate change in the region, pledging to...

    7. beyondbrics

      September 23, 2015

      Time to bolster safeguards, not dilute them

      As multilateral development banks (MDBs) gear up to fill serious gaps in infrastructure in Asia and elsewhere,...

    8. September 22, 2015

      ADB lowers Asian economic growth forecasts

      The Chinese economy will grow less than 7 per cent this year, the Asian Development Bank predicted on Tuesday, as it...

    9. June 7, 2015

      Shunning Beijing’s infrastructure bank was a mistake for the US

      The Obama administration’s negative response to China’s proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was a strategic...

    10. May 27, 2015

      A bank made in China and better than the western model

      Groucho Marx said he would refuse to join any club that would have him as a member. He did not however try to...

    11. May 6, 2015

      The unforeseen effects of Chinese medicine

      When it comes to investment pledges, $46bn is a sum that really grabs people’s attention. That is what China is...

    12. April 23, 2015

      America’s wobbly economic leadership

      The underlying theme of last week’s IMF/World Bank spring meetings was rising angst over retreating US leadership. The...

    13. April 21, 2015

      Vietnam’s inward investment surge — will it last?

      The number of inward investment projects into Vietnam more than doubled last year, with 241 investments being made by...

    14. April 20, 2015

      Japanese head of ADB plays down China-led rival AIIB

      The Japanese head of the Asian Development Bank has expressed scepticism about China’s move to establish a rival,...

    15. beyondbrics

      April 13, 2015

      How will the China-led AIIB actually work?

      After China’s notable political success in registering more than 35 applicants for funding membership of the yet to be...

    16. April 13, 2015

      China rejects Taiwan as AIIB founding member

      China has rejected Taiwan’s application to join its new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member,...

    17. The Exchange

      April 9, 2015

      China has a role to play in setting the 'right' standards

      With nearly 50 applicants so far, the attention of the China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has shifted...

    18. April 1, 2015

      China-led AIIB attracts rush of applicants

      Almost 50 countries are poised to join China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as founding members, after the...

    19. March 30, 2015

      Japan expected to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

      Japan is likely to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank within a few months, according to the country’s...

    20. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2015

      Guest post: US needs to ditch Cold War thinking in Asia

      By Noor Menai, CTBC Bank USA In a thinly veiled admonishment, the White House recently accused the UK – our closest...

    21. March 24, 2015

      ADB sees China growth of at least 7% for next two years

      China’s economy will grow by at least 7 per cent for the next two years, according to the Asian Development Bank, in an...

    22. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: will China chose a neutral HQ for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

      By Gavin Bowring, Asean Confidential With the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) gaining support...

    23. March 20, 2015

      Aso remarks show Japan dilemma over China-led bank

      Japan could join China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank if its concerns about governance are addressed,...

    24. March 15, 2015

      US should work with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

      China’s decision to create a new development bank for Asia is proving a highly divisive enterprise. The Asian...

    25. March 12, 2015

      Q&A: the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

      The AIIB — what is it? The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is one of four institutions created or proposed by...

    26. March 12, 2015

      US attacks UK’s ‘constant accommodation’ with China

      The Obama administration accused the UK of a “constant accommodation” of China after Britain decided to join a new...

    27. March 8, 2015

      ADB set to boost lending by 40%

      The Asian Development Bank is set to raise the amount it can lend annually for infrastructure and other projects by...

    28. February 19, 2015

      Concerns persist over Asean economic bloc

      When Google recently tried to move some engineers urgently from Malaysia to Thailand, the search engine titan hit a...

    29. January 7, 2015

      Philippines locks in record-low borrowing costs

      The Philippines has become the first sovereign issuer to tap the US dollar debt markets this year, locking in...

    30. December 23, 2014

      China’s lenders are best placed to fix region’s infrastructure

      When, in years gone by, the head of China Development Bank, Chen Yuan, went abroad, his hosts literally rolled out the...

    31. December 9, 2014

      A futile boycott of China’s bank will not push Xi out of his back yard

      Xi Jinping has a dream — an “Asia-Pacific dream” that offers an alternative to the pull of US President Barack Obama’s...

    32. beyondbrics

      December 8, 2014

      Cross-border power: problem or solution for south Asia?

      A problem in a single electricity transmission line running between India and Bangladesh caused a nationwide blackout...

    33. November 9, 2014

      Obama and Xi seek to bridge strategic divide

      Barack Obama and Xi Jinping will meet in Beijing at the Apec leaders’ gathering, at a time when their careers are on...

    34. October 24, 2014

      Concerns remain over Chinese rival to Asian Development Bank

      The Asian Development Bank’s chief economist said on Friday that a Chinese rival that was opposed by the US could help...

    35. October 23, 2014

      Oil Search buoyed by PNG gas project

      Oil Search has earmarked up to half its future net profits for dividend payments, as it reported record...

    36. October 7, 2014

      Hong Kong unrest puts focus on fading growth

      The sight of street protests, tear gas and barricades in the business district are usually not conducive to a stock...

    37. September 25, 2014

      Asia ready for Fed tightening, says ADB

      Asian policy makers are now much better prepared to manage the onset of higher US interest rates, making a repeat of...

    38. September 23, 2014

      IFC launches India’s first Maharaja bond

      The International Finance Corporation on Tuesday sold the debut tranche of its $2.5bn “Maharaja” rupee bond programme,...

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