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ADB meeting: investment in digital brings big dividends

Speakers at the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting in Yokohama were keen to stress the transformative effect of technology investment. John West reports.

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Race to finance Asia's infrastructure heats up

The competition between institutions to bridge Asia’s financing gap is both good news and bad. John West reports from the ADB’s annual meeting in Yokohama.

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Light at the end of the corridor for Sabah

Sabah has long lagged behind other Malaysian states in terms of prosperity. However, an ambitious long-term development strategy is transforming the state’s infrastructure and improving local skills to attract greater investment. John West reports.

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Mongolia: after the bust

The collapse of commodity prices continues to drag down the Mongolian economy, though an IMF loan could provide a short-term solution.

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Japan struggles to improve inward FDI

Abenomics reforms promised to revamp FDI, yet have gained little traction so far. But behind the official statistics, something is stirring. 

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Taiwanese investors look south

The recently-elected president of Taiwan is talking up her New Southbound Policy – but not everyone is convinced.

China’s rebalancing act

Robert Wihtol, former Asian Development Bank country director for China, explains some of the challenges the country faces in the necessary rebalancing of its economic growth model.

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Liberalisation of trade would benefit Asia, say ADB officials

Asian Development Bank officials at this year's annual ADB meeting highlighted the need for liberalisation of trade in Asia, in order to enable greater trade and FDI links between Asia and Europe.

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Naoyuki Yoshino urges Japan to take action

Asian Development Bank institute dean and CEO, Naoyuki Yoshino, told fDi that Japan's Abenomics programme should be implemented with much greater urgency, and should be better explained to the Japanese public.

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ADB meeting sparks debate over China's 'one belt, one road' initiative

A panel discussion at the 2016 Asian Development Bank annual meeting in May, revealed a plethora of feelings and opinions about China's 'one belt, one road' initiative. 

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