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East Asia's economies are growing at their swiftest pace since before the financial crisis with fewer people than ever living in extreme poverty.
Bank debt issuance across Asia is soaring this year, driven by the need to comply with Basel III regulations. Fresh impetus from China is set to send volumes higher still
The World Bank’s East Asia chief, Axel van Trotsenburg, tells Emerging Markets why it is boosting its investment in Myanmar threefold.
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.
A public call by Bank of England governor Mark Carney that the vast majority of oil reserves should be considered “unburnable” if the world wants to avoid catastrophic climate change makes him stand out among mainstream figures.
Africa has been on the cusp of mainstream capital markets for years. While the continent made a breakthrough in the variety of issuance it produced in 2012-13, 2014 looks like it will be the year when African borrowers finally become established
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
Banks know that there is the potential to make money [in Hungary]. The economy is doing better, foreign direct investment is still rolling in and the country has low labour costs and a high level of education
Ivan Bokhmat, Barclays
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