Business Nov 24, 2016

ADB appoints Stanford-trained Sawada as chief economist

The Asian Development Bank has appointed Yasuyuki Sawada, a professor at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Economics, as its chief economist. Sawada, who holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Master's in International Development Policy from Stanford University, will be the first Japanese to ...

National / Politics May 4, 2015

ASEAN Plus Three pledge further structural reforms

Financial chiefs from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Japan, China and South Korea have agreed on the need to promote structural reforms in a bid to promote economic growth, and to be vigilant against risks arising from large capital outflows. Meeting on the ...

Commentary / World May 12, 2014

ADB could use some 'Abenomics'

by Meera Kumar

As Asia's economic growth continues to drive the global economy, it is time for the Asian Development bank to bid farewell to systems that enable development money to flow without regard to results and impact.