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THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) estimated at least two million Filipino workers may have lost their jobs by the end of the year as the pandemic continued, with the steepest drop in employment seen in services sector that depend heavily on tourism.
THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday said it is looking to extend up to $9.4 billion in loans to the Philippines between 2021 and 2023 to support the economic recovery through infrastructure, health, and employment programs.
THE PHILIPPINES is seen to post the worst economic performance in Southeast Asia this year, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) which slashed its growth forecast anew as household consumption and investments remained sluggish amid the coronavirus pandemic.
SOUTHEAST ASIA could lose up to $322.2 billion in economic output next year due to the continuing fallout from the pandemic, with the Philippines among the leading losers in the tourism and services industries, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.
BOND MARKET growth accelerated in the third quarter to meet government demand for funds to finance its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) containment efforts, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Wednesday.
TRICYCLE DRIVERS that availed of loans from financial technology (fintech) companies en route to owning their vehicles improved their earnings considerably despite working fewer hours compared to those that did not take out loans, according to a survey by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has a technical assistance fund of $20.3 million to help its member countries organize the distribution of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines once these are available sometime next year.
INVESTING IN WELLNESS holds the potential to boost Asian economies by eliciting more productivity from healthier workers, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) economist.
THE GOVERNMENT may enlist the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank to finance a free coronavirus vaccination program next year.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES with additional technical or vocational training posted higher rates of hiring than those who only finished secondary school or entered college, according to a study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
SOUTHEAST ASIA had a sizeable financing gap for its infrastructure needs even before the pandemic and may need to find alternatives to ensure a recovery along sustainable lines, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
SOUTHEAST ASIA is among the regions seen to gain the most in the expected surge in the digital space, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said, but this would require huge investments and good management of risks.
MANILA — The coronavirus pandemic will cause economic output in “developing Asia” to shrink for the first time in nearly six decades in 2020...
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) must fund more community microgrid projects to energize more households in developing countries, a sustainability think-tank said.
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it approved Thursday a $500-million (P24.3 billion) standby line providing the Philippines quick access to emergency funds in the event of calamities.
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) said taxing the digital economy and carbon emissions hold the potential for funding a sustainable recovery.
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $125-million (P6 billion) loan to the Philippines for the procurement of medical equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE).
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES like the Philippines should look into sovereign wealth funds or “diaspora bond” issues to offset possible declines in remittances when major crises disrupt the overseas labor market, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday said it has approved a $400-million (P19.576-billion) loan to support Philippine government’s reforms that aim to improve competitiveness of the agriculture sector and reduce poverty in rural areas.
URBAN TRANSPORT projects in developing economies such as the Philippines are vulnerable to lower-than-planned usage rates due to the pandemic, upending their underlying financial assumptions and calling into question their viability, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a report.
EMERGING MARKETS need to expand their paid sick leave policies to encourage workers to observe self-isolation rules in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
THE Philippine government should consider extending the wage subsidy program for small firms, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said, after a survey showed more than half of businesses are facing a cash crunch amid the pandemic.
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a record $4.2 billion in loans to the Philippines this year, with projects to improve the healthcare system amid the pandemic and the construction of a pedestrian walkway along Metro Manila’s main thoroughfare still awaiting approval.
MORE than half of companies in the Philippines are uncertain they can recover from the ongoing crisis, according to a survey on the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on enterprises.
THE Asia and Pacific region should set more aggressive targets for universal electricity access over the next decade, an energy sector expert from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $10-million equity investment agreement with Navegar II L.P. (Navegar II), which is focused on investing in Philippine mid-cap companies.
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $26.5-million (P1.32-billion) loan to help local governments generate more revenues by digitizing property tax valuation and collection.
PROJECT preparation for the Bigte-Novaliches Aqueduct 7, a delivery system for water supplied from Angat dam, will go forward after the recent approval of a $126.02-million loan by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), according to the corporate office of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS).
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THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) encouraged governments to include more investment in renewable energy in their economic recovery plans after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.