Trade and industry

This report examines the progress of trade facilitation in Asia–Pacific and evaluates the impact of trade facilitation initiatives on trade costs and overall trade.

Tags: Trade and industry, Environment, Transportation

The report considers how deeper regional integration and greener growth can bolster trade and act as a buffer against future shocks.

Tags: Trade and industry, Economy, Climate change and disaster risk management

Foreign direct investment flows to the region hit a record $224 billion in 2022.

Tags: Trade and industry, Economy, ASEAN

The agreement could double the size of ASEAN's digital economy by 2030 and help MSMEs and startups in the region embrace digital transformation.

Tags: Information and communications technology, Trade and industry, ASEAN, Private sector development

The region is strategically located as a gateway to the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and ASEAN markets, including the BIMP-EAGA subregion.

Tags: Philippines, Transportation, Trade and industry

The planned Brunei Darussalam–Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines Power Integration may be the next multilateral power trading project.

Tags: Energy, ASEAN, Environment, Trade and industry

An ADB-backed program is helping the country improve its investment climate to attain high-income status by 2045 and transition to a low-carbon economy.

Tags: Indonesia, Economy, SMEs, Environment, Sustainable Development Goals, Trade and industry

This report from ADB provides an economic forecast for developing countries in the Asia–Pacific for 2023 and 2024.

Tags: Economy, Tourism, Finance, Trade and industry

The loan will support programs that will create an enabling environment for investments, ease trade barriers, and upscale enterprises.

Tags: Indonesia, Sustainable Development Goals, Governance and public sector management, Trade and industry, Private sector development

To meet the net-zero emission scenario, demand for critical minerals is estimated to grow sixfold to 42.3 million tonnes in 2050 from 7.1 million tonnes in 2020.

Tags: Climate change and disaster risk management, Trade and industry, Environment