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Cesar Purisima, finance secretary, Philippines

Philippines finance secretary seeks greater Asean co-operation

June 30, 2011

Cesar Purisima, the finance secretary of the Philippines discusses tthe changing role of the Asian Development Bank and recent changes in the Philippines' financial environment.

Kuroda Haruhiko

ADB meeting sees calls for financial innovation and the embracing of PPPs

June 1, 2011

Asian Development Bank president Kuroda Haruhiko's calls for sound financial systems to channel Asia's savings into its own development process.

Vietnam's banks stick to bullish trend

March 21, 2011

There are still more bulls than bears in Vietnam's banking sector, despite the government pouring cold water over its economy in a bid to damp down inflation. The Banker talks to representatives from nine domestic and foreign-owned banks in the country to find out what's really happening

Dong decline

All eyes on Vietnam as the bear bites

March 15, 2011

The Vietnamese government's campaign against inflation promises to rivet international attention on the country‚Äôs economic stability and development path in the run-up to the Asian Development Bank annual meeting in Hanoi in early May. 

Chen Yunlin (right), Chinese mainland negotiator, and his Taiwanese counterpart Chiang Pin-kung shook hands last year to mark the start of a new economic agreement

Taiwan and China edge ever closer

January 31, 2011

A new agreement between Taiwan and China has opened up the financial markets to each country's banks. With growth slowing in Taiwan, its banks are looking to expand by targeting the many Taiwanese businesses that have become established in China.

Wu Tang-Chieh on Taiwan banks' Chinese launch

January 31, 2011

Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission vice-chairman discusses the regulatory body's top priorities, which include preparations to launch Taiwan's banks into the Chinese market.

The Taiwanese government is confident of maintaining its impressive economic growth but some analysts are sceptical

Taiwan: is the economy rebounding or recovering?

January 31, 2011

Taiwan's economy enjoyed an apparent boom in 2010, enjoying GDP growth of about 10%, but the jury is still out on whether that represents sustainable recovery.

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