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CAREC Institute Physical Base Established in PRC ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino spoke on the need for cooperation in conducting research and capacity building on small and medium-sized enterprises, infrastructure finance, and financial inclusion and education at the launch of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute physical base in Urumqi, People's Republic of China, on 2 March. Also attending the event were ADB Vice President Wencai Zhang, People's Republic of China Vice Minister of Finance Shi Yaobin, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Government Vice Chairman Huang Wei, and 50 senior government officials from 10 CAREC member countries. Following the launch was a two-day knowledge sharing workshop on how CAREC countries can develop effective policies and programs to establish and benefit from economic corridor development and join global value chains. Read more.

Cooperating to Combat Tax Evasion

Cooperating to Combat Tax Evasion How can national tax authorities share information to monitor taxpayers who derive income in more than one country or may shift funds offshore as part of a tax evasion strategy? This was the central topic for discussion at a three-day event on Cooperating to Combat Tax Evasion, held at ADBI on 27-29 February. The workshop brought together tax experts and representatives from nine Asian countries who discussed their countries' peer review processes in relation to compliance with the standards of the Global Forum on Transparency and the Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, and other frameworks. ADBI and ADB's Regional and Sustainable Development Department were key sponsors of the event which included cooperation with the National Tax Agency of Japan. Read more.

The Impact of Housing on Health: A Japanese Perspective

The Impact of Housing on Health: A Japanese Perspective Home ownership has a positive effect on health spending as well as self-assessed health according to Matthias Helble, ADBI research fellow, and Toshiaki Aizawa, ADBI research associate, at a seminar held at ADBI on 20 February. The researchers presented an ADBI study on Japan's housing policy and in particular the nexus between home ownership and health. They introduced the Keio Household Survey and then presented an empirical analysis of the link between home ownership and health in Japan. Read more.

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Updated 3 March 2015
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