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Let's re-educate ourselves about the environment

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:59 AM

With the expected growth in population, how much more of this waste will be left in the streets in coming years?

Let's re-educate ourselves about the environment

PH shows off best products, hospitality ahead of 2018 ADB hosting

May 07, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Government officials and business leaders from the Philippines also encourage potential participants to come to the Philippines and invest

PH shows off best products, hospitality ahead of 2018 ADB hosting

Looking ahead: Gender equality, universal healthcare in ADB's priority list

May 07, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Here are 5 issues the Asian Development Bank is prioritizing, as it crafts its long-term strategy for 2030.

Looking ahead: Gender equality, universal healthcare in ADB's priority list

ADB, region push for more PPPs as Duterte gov't mulls less

May 06, 2017 - 8:56 PM

The Asian Development Bank also launches Public-Private Partnership initiatives in an effort to strengthen its bankability and implementation, and approves $2.5B in financing support to private sector operations

ADB, region push for more PPPs as Duterte gov't mulls less

Japan's Crown Prince opens 50th ADB meeting: Prioritize poverty reduction

May 06, 2017 - 11:30 AM

'There are still over 300 million people living in poverty in this region, and poverty reduction through sustainable and inclusive growth remains an important agenda to us,' says the Crown Prince

Japan's Crown Prince opens 50th ADB meeting: Prioritize poverty reduction

ASEAN+3 agree to boost financial cooperation amid global risks

May 05, 2017 - 9:53 PM

ASEAN, Japan, South Korea, and China agree on the 'Yokohama Vision' which serves as guiding principles for a more resilient and integrated ASEAN+3

ASEAN+3 agree to boost financial cooperation amid global risks

ADB achieves most dev’t targets, falls short on poverty reduction

May 05, 2017 - 1:32 PM

The ADB notes that inequality grew in many populous countries in the Asia-Pacific

ADB achieves most dev’t targets, falls short on poverty reduction

ADB president: We're not rivals with China's AIIB

May 04, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Asian Development Bank's Takehiko Nakao says the financing need to develop infrastructure in Asia is so huge that the two banks must cooperate

ADB president: We're not rivals with China's AIIB

ADB president: Geopolitical stability crucial for projects to succeed

May 04, 2017 - 1:59 PM

Takehiko Nakao says the region must learn from past mistakes to avoid future conflicts

ADB president: Geopolitical stability crucial for projects to succeed

Business, gov't leaders discuss infrastructure for inclusive growth in ADB annual meeting

May 04, 2017 - 11:01 AM

The theme of the 50th ADB Annual Meeting held in Yokohama is 'Building Together the Prosperity of Asia' as executives discuss solutions to achieving sustainable growth in the region.

Business, gov't leaders discuss infrastructure for inclusive growth in ADB annual meeting

PH 2016 growth upgraded to 6.9%

Apr 07, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The major contributors for the upward revision in 2016 were Construction, Mining and Quarrying, and Other Services says the Philippine Statistics Authority

PH 2016 growth upgraded to 6.9%

ADB upgrades PH growth forecast for 2016, 2017

Dec 13, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The Asian Development Bank sees the country's GDP growth hitting 6.8% this year instead of 6.4%, and 6.4% next year instead of 6.2%

ADB upgrades PH growth forecast for 2016, 2017

PH making 'steady progress' on social protection – ADB

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The Asian Development Bank credits the country's cash transfer program and the expansion of PhilHealth for the improvement in the protection of its vulnerable citizens

PH making 'steady progress' on social protection – ADB

ADB upgrades PH growth outlook to 6.4% for 2016, 6.2% for 2017

Sep 27, 2016 - 4:33 PM

The Asian Development Bank sees the Philippines as an economic bright spot with growth expected to pick up on continued consumption and expected reforms

ADB upgrades PH growth outlook to 6.4% for 2016, 6.2% for 2017

Youth develop community-based solutions at ADB forum

Aug 15, 2016 - 11:37 AM

After a weeklong immersion, youth participants at the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange Forum came up with innovative community-based solutions focusing on the sustainable development goals

Youth develop community-based solutions at ADB forum

E-trike project still on but 'refinements' in plan needed

Aug 10, 2016 - 6:24 PM

NEDA says the Department of Energy has to present its 'final and confirmed action plan' on the $504-M project to the Investment Coordination Committee

E-trike project still on but 'refinements' in plan needed

ADB: Asia's developing economies unscathed despite Brexit, weak US

Jul 18, 2016 - 3:05 PM

The ADB's latest growth forecast for the region is down by just 0.1% for 2016 as it expects the Brexit's impact in the short term to be minimal

ADB: Asia's developing economies unscathed despite Brexit, weak US

A Filipino farmer’s plea: ‘Support us, love us’

Jun 27, 2016 - 12:56 PM

In a forum hosted by the Asian Development Bank, farmers talk about the problems they face and the possible solutions that government and public sector can do

A Filipino farmer’s plea: ‘Support us, love us’

'Are we eating right?' Experts tackle food production and nutrition

Jun 26, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Advocates emphasize the importance of making sure that quality – not just quantity – of food is addressed to fight malnutrition

'Are we eating right?' Experts tackle food production and nutrition

Use of data and technology to solve food security issues - experts

Jun 24, 2016 - 4:41 PM

Experts say getting politicians to understand data and technology will help them implement evidence-based policies that will benefit the people

Use of data and technology to solve food security issues - experts

National ID to benefit unemployed, unbanked Filipinos

May 24, 2016 - 7:07 PM

The majority of unbanked Filipinos are unemployed. A national ID would remove a key barrier to opening a bank account that would allow them to fully enjoy financial technology.

National ID to benefit unemployed, unbanked Filipinos

A slowing China brings growing concerns

Apr 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Leaders should recognize that it is a transparently enforced rule of law – not looking the other way on 'enforced disappearances' – that will be essential for business confidence and economic growth in the long run

A slowing China brings growing concerns

China overcapacity darkens Asia's 2016 growth prospects – ADB

Mar 30, 2016 - 10:35 PM

The Asian Development Bank cuts its prediction for Asia's growth to 5.7%

China overcapacity darkens Asia's 2016 growth prospects – ADB

Tough global environment drags ADB's PH growth forecast

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:05 PM

ADB says private consumption will still be the main driver of the Philippine economy in 2016, although the impact of El Niño might set it back

Tough global environment drags ADB's PH growth forecast

ADB backs first 'climate bond' issuance in Asia-Pacific

Feb 29, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The P10.7B Aboitiz-led bond will be boosted by a direct ADB loan of P1.8B for the development of the Tiwi-MakBan facilities

ADB backs first 'climate bond' issuance in Asia-Pacific

How to boost female labor force participation in Indonesia

Feb 19, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Indonesian women remain notably underrepresented in leadership and management positions

How to boost female labor force participation in Indonesia

Tourism an inclusive business opportunity for PH

Feb 19, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Tourism is uniquely suited to creating widespread social impact. Two homegrown firms show how to take advantage of it.

Tourism an inclusive business opportunity for PH

Inclusive business now just 'good business'

Feb 17, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Firms with a cause are increasingly using their models to scale up, generating investor interest and changing the world at the same time and there is huge potential for them in the Philippines says global experts

Inclusive business now just 'good business'

ADB umumkan pendanaan $10M bagi Indonesia

Feb 12, 2016 - 1:28 PM

ADB juga memuji paket ekonomi yang diumumkan pemerintah Indonesia Kamis, 11 Februari.

ADB umumkan pendanaan $10M bagi Indonesia

Experts warn turbulent fiscal year for Indonesia

Jan 20, 2016 - 8:29 PM

'What is really needed, not only in 2016 but going forward, are new sources of growth, more diverse growth... to create a more diverse economy'

Experts warn turbulent fiscal year for Indonesia

ADB launches campaign for youth involvement in SDGs

Jan 16, 2016 - 6:20 PM

A campaign by the Asian Development Bank Youth Initiative hopes to encourage the youth to contribute to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals in big and small ways

ADB launches campaign for youth involvement in SDGs

PH to join China-led bank amid sea dispute

Dec 30, 2015 - 1:57 PM

(UPDATED) Joining the China-led AIIB eventually means more jobs and better businesses, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima says

PH to join China-led bank amid sea dispute

PH's economic zones yet to benefit from spillover – ADB

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The success in ASEAN is also limited largely due to lack of linkages to the wider economy

PH's economic zones yet to benefit from spillover – ADB

DOE gets 27% discount on 3,000 e-trikes

Dec 06, 2015 - 11:15 PM

The only bidder in the government’s e-trike program agrees to lower the price and may lower it further still

DOE gets 27% discount on 3,000 e-trikes

ADB trims 2015 PH growth forecast to 5.9%

Dec 03, 2015 - 8:05 PM

The Asian Development Bank slightly revises its forecast due to the massive exports drop in the last 3 quarters of 2015

ADB trims 2015 PH growth forecast to 5.9%

Penurunan suku bunga diprediksi dorong pertumbuhan obligasi

Nov 26, 2015 - 6:14 PM

Investor akan terdorong untuk mencari instrumen investasi lain yang memberikan imbal hasil lebih tinggi dibandingkan deposito

Penurunan suku bunga diprediksi dorong pertumbuhan obligasi

ADB, Japan to pour $16B for infra in Asia and the Pacific

Nov 21, 2015 - 4:37 PM

The $16 billion investment will also contribute to the expansion of climate financing for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific

ADB, Japan to pour $16B for infra in Asia and the Pacific

2 years after Yolanda: Learning from disaster

Nov 07, 2015 - 3:00 PM

A robust system to monitor progress is needed to enable effective communication about recovery. Without it, conflicting messages and directions can lead to confusion rather than clarity.

2 years after Yolanda: Learning from disaster

ADB to help finance PH's largest wind farm

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:54 AM

ADB says the Burgos wind farm will provide 'a shot in the arm to the government’s push to diversify its energy sources and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions'

ADB to help finance PH's largest wind farm

DFA defends ‘immunity’ for Chinese murder suspects

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:19 PM

The Supreme Court, in a ruling in 2000, however says ‘the DFA’s determination that a certain person is covered by immunity…has no binding effect in courts’

DFA defends ‘immunity’ for Chinese murder suspects

Neighbors catching up with PH as ASEAN integration looms

Oct 16, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Countries like Vietnam are rapidly catching up with the Philippines, which needs to strengthen its manufacturing and its banks as competition for investment intensifies

Neighbors catching up with PH as ASEAN integration looms

ADB to double annual climate financing to $6 billion

Sep 26, 2015 - 6:12 PM

'Nowhere is tackling climate change more critical than in Asia and the Pacific, where rising sea levels, melting glaciers, and weather extremes like floods and droughts are damaging livelihoods and taking far too many lives,' says Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao

ADB to double annual climate financing to $6 billion

PH economy still a bright spot in Asia - ADB

Sep 23, 2015 - 7:50 AM

Asian Development Bank’s latest report shows that the country’s growth prospects are the opposite of the rest of Asia, which faces its slowest growth since the turn of the millennium

PH economy still a bright spot in Asia - ADB

What happened 5 years after PH phased out incandescent bulbs?

Sep 04, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Most countries have followed the example of the Philippines, not through complicated laws but because the market simply doesn’t buy inefficient incandescent bulbs anymore

What happened 5 years after PH phased out incandescent bulbs?

Policymakers urged to help SMEs enter global value chains

Sep 04, 2015 - 4:04 PM

The entry of more SMEs into global production chains can help develop competitive sectors throughout ASEAN, the Asian Development Bank says

Policymakers urged to help SMEs enter global value chains

Helping SMEs get financing key for Asia's continued growth – ADB

Sep 02, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Lending to SMEs has declined over the course of the global financial crises of 2008 and 2014, the Asian Development Bank says

Helping SMEs get financing key for Asia's continued growth – ADB

We need to 'idiot proof' our roads – business group

Aug 27, 2015 - 5:20 PM

A short term traffic solution is to appoint a 'traffic czar' devoted to fixing road congestion, the Management Association of the Philippines says

We need to 'idiot proof' our roads – business group

Palace to Binay: Pro-poor funds for safety nets, not Viagra

Jul 18, 2015 - 11:38 PM

Malacañang issues the statement after the Vice President alleged that some of the beneficiaries of its flagship anti-poverty program are not really poor

Palace to Binay: Pro-poor funds for safety nets, not Viagra

ADB maintains growth forecast for PH

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:07 PM

The Asian Development Bank retains its growth assumptions for the country at 6.4% in 2015 and 6.3% in 2016

ADB maintains growth forecast for PH

Pantawid’s promise to reduce poverty

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:00 PM

'Does Pantawid deliver the intended results? The evidence says yes,' writes the country director of the Asian Development Bank

Pantawid’s promise to reduce poverty