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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 19, 2023
Climate must drive change at development banks
If multilateral development banks undertake a shift in mindset, they can do much more to combat global warming, and faster, with the substantial resources that they manage.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 21, 2022
ADB cuts developing Asia growth view on slowing China expansion
Sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks and new lockdowns have weakened China's growth, which the ADB said will be slower than the rest of developing Asia for the first time in more than three decades.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 13, 2021
Asian Development Bank boosts 2019-2030 climate financing goal to $100 billion
The additional $20 billion in financing support will provide support for climate mitigation efforts including low-carbon energy sources.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 31, 2021
Japan's Asakawa re-elected as ADB chief, vows to help pandemic recovery
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Tuesday that its president, Masatsugu Asakawa, was re-elected for a second term.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 3, 2021
Financial firms develop plan for early closure of Asian coal plants
The proposal offers a potentially workable model, and early talks with Asian governments and multilateral banks are promising, sources said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 3, 2021
NGOs call on Asian Development Bank to end fossil fuel loans
The international lender holds its annual meeting this week with a focus on a green economic recovery.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 27, 2021
Japan's Masatsugu Asakawa to seek re-election as ADB chief
Asakawa, a former Japanese vice finance minister for international affairs who took office in January last year, is likely to win, sources say.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 12, 2020
Japan to offer Bangladesh loans worth ¥338 billion for infrastructure
The Japanese government said Wednesday it will extend loans totaling up to ¥338.25 billion ($3.17 billion) to Bangladesh for seven projects, most of which will be building infrastructure to support its economic growth.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2020
Japan extends ¥50 billion loan to Philippines to fight COVID-19 outbreak
Japan and the Philippines signed Wednesday a ¥50 billion ($465 million) loan agreement to help fund the Southeast Asian nation's coronavirus response.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 17, 2020
Japan former top currency diplomat Asakawa takes office as ADB chief
Former Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Masatsugu Asakawa took office Friday as president of the Asian Development Bank, the Manila-based organization said.
BUSINESS
Jan 5, 2020
ADB inks $50 million satellite deal backed by Japan to spread internet use in Asia-Pacific
The Asian Development Bank has signed a $50 million loan agreement to spur internet use in the Asia-Pacific region, with half the financing coming from a fund supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 2, 2019
Former top Japan currency envoy Masatsugu Asakawa to lead Asian Development Bank
Former Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Masatsugu Asakawa has been selected as the new president of the Asian Development Bank, the organization said Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 17, 2019
Japan eyes ex-top currency diplomat Masatsugu Asakawa as next head of ADB
The government has decided to recommend former vice finance minister for international affairs Masatsugu Asakawa as the next chief of the Asian Development Bank by the end of this year, according to sources.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 4, 2019
Japan calls on Asian Development Bank to reduce loans to China
Finance Minister Taro Aso called on the Asian Development Bank on Saturday to scale back easy money to countries like China that have developed to the point of no longer needing financial aid.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 3, 2019
Asian Development Bank sees growth in continent's developing countries slowing to 5.7% in 2019
The Asian Development Bank said Wednesday that growth in developing Asia will slow to 5.7 percent this year, down from 5.9 percent in 2018, due to slowing global demand and persistent trade tensions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 16, 2017
Japan would consider joining China-led AIIB if doubts are dispelled, Abe says
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he could be open to joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank if questions surrounding its projects' environmental impacts and other issues are resolved.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 12, 2017
China-led AIIB head Jin sees opportunities for cooperation with ADB
The new China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is not competing with the long-established Asian Development Bank backed by Japan and the United States, the Beijing-based bank's leader said Thursday.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2017
BOJ chief Kuroda jokes that former job at ADB was more exciting
Haruhiko Kuroda joked that his previous role running the Asian Development Bank was more exciting than the assignment he's taken on as governor of the Bank of Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 7, 2017
Faster investing, stronger private-sector cooperation key to ADB’s support of regional growth: Nakao
Speedier investing and stronger cooperation with the private sector are key for the Asian Development Bank to continue supporting further growth in the Asia-Pacific region, its president says.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 6, 2017
Japanese, Chinese finance chiefs meet for first time since in nearly two years
The finance chiefs of Japan and China resumed their bilateral dialogue for the first time in two years Saturday, agreeing to deepen economic and financial ties.

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