• 29
    Jul
    2021

    This issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor provides insights on experiences and lessons of Pacific island countries in striking a delicate balance between health and economic concerns. It also outlines ADB’s new development strategy to help the region address the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

  • 29
    Jun
    2021

    Asia continues to actively pursue trade liberalization and foster economic cooperation through FTAs in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic with four FTAs recently coming into force. This reflects the region's ongoing efforts to establish new markets in a highly uncertain trade environment.

  • 31
    May
    2021

    This publication outlines discussions from two international conferences in 2020 on digital financial technologies (Fintech) and their potential to advance inclusive and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. Read more.

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Making Digital Platforms Work for Asia and the Pacific
Edited by: Bambang Susantono, Cyn-Young Park

Countries in Asia and the Pacific need to work together to support migrants
14
Sep
2021

Countries in Asia and the Pacific need to work together to support migrants

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Migration in the Asia-Pacific region is diverse and enduring. It cannot be handled by one country alone. Regional cooperation is needed.

Vaccinations won't lead to vacations anytime soon unless we take action now
13
May
2021

Vaccinations won't lead to vacations anytime soon unless we take action now

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Regional or international agreements on vaccine passes are still lacking. Current travel bubbles between places with low COVID-19 risks are rare and fragile.

Making RCEP successful through business-friendly rules of origin
23
Mar
2021

Making RCEP successful through business-friendly rules of origin

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By determining the origin of a product, rules of origin are the plumbing of a free trade agreement. Only goods originating in the RCEP region will be granted duty free or reduced rate of duty when exported to regional partners.