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ADBI Launches Two Books on Asia's Evolving Economies ADBI launched the books ASEAN, PRC, and India: The Great Transformation and ASEAN 2030: Toward a Borderless Economic Community at a seminar on Evolving Asian Economies in Tokyo on 17 September. The books examine ASEAN's prospects and challenges as an integrated economy as well as its relations with the large and competing emerging economies of the People's Republic of China and India. The books further explore the rise of these economies as potential drivers for a balanced, sustainable, and resilient Asia and the world. Presentations were given by ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino, former ADBI Dean Masahiro Kawai, Research Director Ganeshan Wignaraja, and Special Adviser to the Dean Giovanni Capannelli, with comments by regional experts. Read more.

Managing Financial Integration and Inclusion in ASEAN: Opportunities and Challenges

Managing Financial Integration and Inclusion in ASEAN: Opportunities and Challenges ASEAN financial integration has been pursued since the endorsement of the Roadmap for Monetary and Financial Integration of ASEAN by the ASEAN finance ministers in 2003. Yet, many integration challenges remain. ADBI recently held a conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, to address these challenges. ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino attended the conference and spoke to the audience of senior government officials from the Asian region on the importance of mobilizing savings to promote financial inclusion. He added that savings can be tapped to finance domestic investment as in the case of the development of hometown investment trust funds in Japan. Read more.

Are Global Value Chains Inclusive?

Are Global Value Chains Inclusive? ADBI Research Director Ganeshan Wignaraja spoke at a panel discussion at the seminar Global Value Chains: Is Everyone Benefitting? at the Overseas Development Institute in London on 5 September. This seminar explored the role of global value chains in the economic development of Asia and lessons for other regions. Dr. Wignaraja emphasized that enterprise-level competitiveness strategies supported by market-friendly policies are necessary to spread the benefits of global value chains. Read more.

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Updated 17 September 2014
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