Asia Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Finance Monitor 2013

This book reviews the small and medium-sized enterprise sector and the state of SME finance in 14 countries in Asia and and the Pacific.

ADB to Invest $228 Million in Energy Projects in Pacific for 2015-2017

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest $228 million in energy projects in the Pacific in the next 3 years to help the region reduce its heavy reliance on fossil fuels and support more sustainable and environmentally friendly growth, according to its new Pacific Energy Update 2014.

ADB Loan to Nepal to Tackle Chronic Power Shortages, Rural Supply Gaps

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $180 million equivalent loan to help Nepal overcome its crippling power shortages and export surplus power to neighboring India.

ADB to Help Develop Mongolia's Small Enterprises, Leasing Sector via Loans

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a loan package to a private sector bank to help address the funding gap of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), and to a financing company to support the nascent leasing sector in Mongolia.

ADB Equity Investment to Boost Renewable Energy Pipeline in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has made an equity investment of $50 million in a leading Indian renewable energy company ReNew Power Ventures Private Limited (ReNew Power), underscoring ADB’s commitment to help India meet its clean energy targets.

Formal Sector Job Growth a Key Challenge For Papua New Guinea - ADB Report

While its economy enjoys robust economic growth, Papua New Guinea (PNG) will face challenges in continuing to generate formal job opportunities for a rapidly growing work force, according to the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) new issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor, launched today.

Timor-Leste Growth Slightly Down as Business Expansion Slows - ADB Report

Non-oil GDP growth forecasts for Timor-Leste for 2014 and 2015 have been trimmed to 8% from an earlier projection of 8.5% as private sector credit growth stalled in the first quarter, says the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) new issue of Pacific Economic Monitor launched today.

Greater Employment Challenges Loom in the Pacific - ADB Report

Economies across the Pacific region will face rising challenges in generating needed jobs for their rapidly growing working-age populations in coming years, according to the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) latest Pacific Economic Monitor launched today.

KfW, ADB Sign $2 Billion Cofinancing Partnership

German development bank KfW will cofinance up to $2 billion over three years with ADB to promote development in the Asia and Pacific region, particularly in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Viet Nam. The KfW cofinancing will focus on energy, urban infrastructure, climate change, small and medium enterprise financing, vocational training, and regional integration.

ADB $300 Million Loan to Continue Power Upgrades in India's Assam State

ADB has approved a $300 million loan to help India’s northeastern Assam state continue its drive to eliminate power sector inefficiencies that are hurting its consumers, its world-famous tea industry, and its environment.