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Rising corporate market power in Asia threatens monetary policy effectiveness
By Nuobu Renzhi and John Beirne. Posted March 17, 2023
Market power has been a long-standing concern for many policy makers and academic researchers as it greatly matters for economic welfare and resource allocation.
Central bank initiatives essential for developing effective sustainable finance markets
By Sayuri Shirai. Posted March 2, 2023
As many countries have begun to take greater climate action, central banks and financial regulators must also make greater efforts to foster more effective sustainable financial markets.
Promoting innovative climate finance in emerging and developing economies
By Sayuri Shirai. Posted December 14, 2022
Soaring fossil fuel prices have reminded the world that investment in clean and low-emissions energy projects is needed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century.
Mounting debt and capital flow management risks amid a strong US dollar
By John Beirne and Pradeep Panthi. Posted December 2, 2022
A tightening United States monetary policy cycle in 2022 in the face of severe inflationary pressures has led to a broad-based appreciation of the US dollar.
Fintech’s pandemic-related boost to financial inclusion, MSME resilience, and women’s empowerment in Asia
By John Beirne and Bryan Zhang. Posted October 4, 2022
Fintech has been instrumental in helping to sustain businesses and households during the COVID-19 pandemic, with scope to be an integral driver of sustainable economic development in the post-pandemic era.
What can the quality of institutions tell us about macrofinancial resilience in Asia?
By John Beirne and Pradeep Panthi. Posted August 18, 2022
Asia has made substantial progress on economic development over the past 3 decades, with the quality of institutions playing an important role.
Global survey points to progress on financial inclusion but stubborn gender gaps in Asia
By Peter J. Morgan. Posted July 29, 2022
Asia has seen steady overall progress on financial inclusion, but gender gaps are still growing in some countries.
Unconventional monetary policy in Southeast Asia eased market turmoil during COVID-19
By John Beirne and Eric Alexander Sugandi. Posted June 23, 2022
Quantitative easing measures in Southeast Asia helped to alleviate pressure on long-term bond yields and support stability in asset markets.
Plunging yen hit by widening interest rate differentials and rising commodity prices
By John Beirne. Posted May 18, 2022
The yen’s safe-haven status has been called into question after sharp depreciations amid rising energy prices and widening global interest rate differentials relative to Japan.
Supporting blue skies through green development loans
By Yixin Yao, Lijun Zhou and Shu Tian. Posted February 14, 2022
Close collaboration, innovative project design, and technical and management capacity building have supported green development and air quality improvement by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
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