| Tadao Chino, president, ADB
The importance of closer of regional co-operation and integration. By Tadao Chino, president of the Asian Development Bank
With every resource that it needs to become a wealthy country, Kazakhstan should be doing better, but its economy remains stubbornly tied to energy and metals prices. President Nazarbayev is running out of time to transform his nation
Jamaica is getting back on track and could become an unlikely poster child for the IMF. However, elsewhere in the Caribbean the threat of default looms and some countries are not ready to ask for help
The head of the Asian Development Bank yesterday insisted that he was not “scared, threatened or cornered” by the emergence of a slew of new infrastructure banks and alliances that are springing up around the world.
Europe is stuck. On both monetary and fiscal policy, the continent is divided. Everyone likes structural reform - except voters. So creativity is called for. How about giving money to the poor?
Although the MENA region is forecast to grow, the rate of expansion is not fast enough to create the volume of jobs needed to avert a second Arab Spring, analysts tell Emerging Markets
Women's participation in the labour force still lags men's by 12% even in developed economies. In the MENA region it can be up to 50%. That is a wasted resource - and best practice examples show countries and companies that tackle the problem outperform
There is still pessimism in the business community but I feel the central bank and finance ministry are trying to get closer to the private sector in order to lift confidence
Paulina Yazigi Salamanca, Credicorp
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