Asian Development Bank

 ADB, based in Manila, is dedicated to reducing poverty in the Asia and Pacific region through pro-poor sustainable economic growth, social development, and good governance. Established in 1966, it is owned by 64 members - 46 from the region.

In 2005, it approved loans and grants for projects totaling $6.95 billion, and technical assistance amounting to $198.8 million.

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ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda to Deliver Speech at "Challenges for the Asian Economy in 2008 and Beyond" Symposium in Tokyo

🕔2/5/2008 11:58:59 AM 3222

Taking the opportunity of a visit to Tokyo by Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda, ADB President, ADB and ADBI are organizing a symposium titled "Challenges for the Asian Economy in 2008 and Beyond".

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Investing in Asia Bonds Conference 2007

🕔10/29/2007 10:11:11 AM 2870

The Asian Development Bank, in association with Japan's Ministry of Finance and Thailand's Finance Ministry, will host a bond conference in Tokyo on 2 November 2007.

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APEC Holds First Investment Schemes and Hedge Funds Seminar in Beijing

🕔3/26/2007 3:12:10 PM 2973

About 40 securities regulators from around Asia and the Pacific are gathering here to share knowledge about collective investment schemes and hedge funds.

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ADB Supporting Infrastructure Development in India with $50 Million Loan

🕔3/22/2007 11:44:25 AM 3215

Asian Development Bank (ASX: ATB) and the Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited of India have signed a $50 million loan to support the development of infrastructure in the country.

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Mekong Countries Forge Landmark Transport Agreement

🕔3/21/2007 12:40:32 PM 3045

The countries of the Mekong region took a major step forward today in linking their nations through improved transportation and border facilities.

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ADB to Assist in Expansion of Colombo Port

🕔3/20/2007 6:17:29 PM 3127

Asian Development Bank (ASX: ATB) will help fund the expansion of the Colombo Port with a $300 million loan that will substantially upgrade the facility.

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Asian Development Outlook 2007; Change and Growth in Developing Asia

🕔3/16/2007 6:44:50 PM 2951

Can Asia sustain its impressive growth rate even if the US economy slows down? What does the evidence say? Has China succeeded in reining in overinvestment in key sectors? Will rising inflation put a brake on India's accelerating growth? What are the risks facing Asia in the year ahead? Has Asia finally overcome the painful memories of the crippling 1997/98 economic crisis?

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Development Banks Urge Partnership With Private Sector On Climate Change And Set Up Working Group On Fragile States

🕔3/14/2007 1:10:56 AM 2576

Multilateral Development Banks urged public and private institutions to work together more closely to meet future energy needs and combat climate change. "Only in the context of a genuine public-private partnership can we create the conditions for investments that will meet the world's demands for energy in an environmentally sustainable way", the heads of the MDBs and the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

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ADB Celebrates International Women's Day with New Efforts to Address Gender Issues

🕔3/8/2007 9:27:55 PM 2396

The Asian Development Bank (ASX: ATB) celebrated International Women's Day with the launch of a tool kit to guide staff and consultants on how to more effectively promote gender equality, including legal aspects and policy issues in its developing member countries.

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Radio Dramas Help in HIV/AIDS Fight

🕔3/8/2007 5:04:17 PM 2565

In small ethnic communities scattered around the uplands of the Mekong region, groups of women come together during afternoons to listen to a rare form of entertainment - radio dramas that teach them about HIV/AIDS, trafficking and drug use.

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