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Asia—Latin America Trade and Integration Economic ties between Asia and Latin America are growing yet trade costs remain high, which may impede future interregional trade and integration. A new ADBI book: New Frontiers in Asia-Latin America Integration: Trade Facilitation, Production Networks, and FTAs, details interregional comparative studies in three key areas: trade facilitation, logistics, and infrastructure; production networks, supply chains, and small and medium-sized enterprises; and FTAs, and provides new insights on regional integration, impediments, and policy issues. Read more.

Analyzing SME Data from an Asian Perspective

Analyzing SME Data from an Asian Perspective ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino, in consultation with the Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan, provided training for officials from Thailand and Myanmar at ADBI over a 2-week period from 13 to 23 January. The training focused on analyzing the credit rating of SMEs using data on a variety of financial indicators and statistical analysis techniques, including principal components analysis and cluster analysis. These methods can be useful in examining hometown investment trust funds, a new form of financial intermediation that has proven successful in Japan. Read more about hometown investment trust funds.

ADBI Ranked Second Best Government-Affiliated Think Tank Globally

ADBI Ranked Second Best Government-Affiliated Think Tank Globally ADBI was ranked the 2nd best government-affiliated think tank and 6th best for international development in the University of Pennsylvania's latest ranking of the world's leading think tanks. The annual Global Go To Think Tank Index uses nominations from 1,500 think tanks and experts worldwide to identify and recognize the leading centers of excellence around the world.

The report, including a Japanese version, was launched in Tokyo on 23 January as part of a global launch that saw the report released at events in 51 countries worldwide. ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino delivered welcoming remarks at the Tokyo launch along with Japan Institute for International Affairs President Yoshiji Nogami.

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ADBI Monthly Reports
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Updated 28 January 2015
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