May 06 2018
Over 4000 participants, including delegates from countries across Asia, North America and Europe, are attending the three-day annual meeting in Manila, where the topics to be discussed include climate change, poverty reduction, and gender and governance issues.
The other panelists were Takehiko Nakao, President of the ADB, Minnette Navarette, President of Kickstart Ventures, and Nandita Parshad, Managing Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, who were engaged in a debate by CNBC's Anchor Oriel Morrison.
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"Our focus and plan in Pakistan is to strengthen transmission lines and distribution system", he said, adding the ADB's focus is more on the demand side, on efficiency, and on distribution system".
"It should invest in fintech, healthtech and other ways in which public services can be delivered to people of Asia to improve their quality of life", Garg said.
"With countries that have market access making that graduation, ADB will be able to focus its limited resources on those countries that truly lack market access and have the highest needs", a U.S. government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters.
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It said in a protest in Yakutsk in the far northeast, 75 were detained but all have since been released. The rallies descended into clashes with police and more than 400 protesters were detained .
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The host of the 2026 World Cup will be named June 13, a day before the opening match of the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation . The North American bid has the support of 16 voting nations in South and Central America, as well as Saudi Arabia.
Although he acknowledged that still there are many challenges to overcome, Nakao was of the view that the region is well-positioned to sustain its growth momentum, supported by strong private consumption and investment, along with sound macroeconomic policies and structural reforms. "We will focus on lagging areas and pockets of poverty even in middle-income countries", he noted. "Therefore, probably, pursuing this idea may not be. advisable".
Nakao also mentioned ADB's ongoing efforts to improving gender balance within the bank, with representation of women among global staff increasing to a record high of 35 percent in 2017, a step closer to the bank's target of 40 percent by the end of 2022.
India is a founding member of the ADB and is now the fourth largest shareholder and the largest borrower of the ADB sovereign lending since 2010.
ADB operations include loans, guarantees, equity investments, technical assistance and co-financing, which a year ago totaled $32.2 billion, representing a 26 percent increase from 2016.
He said the AIIB had observed "very high standards" in terms of its programmes, and the AIIB and the ADB this year hoped to approve several projects which they would co-finance. "ADB should open its missions in major business locations", he said.
He also suggested ADB to be a partner in the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to promote clean and renewable energy.
May 06 2018
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However, the information on what actions the Waymo minivan took after the sedan chose to swerved for avoiding another collision. Chandler police said the Waymo van was in autonomous mode with an occupant behind the wheel at the time of the crash.
May 06 2018
French outrage after Trump mimics Paris attackers
As Trump spoke, shares rose in major gun makers Sturm Ruger & Co and American Outdoor Brands, maker of Smith & Wesson firearms. Hogg said he believes the NRA is afraid of the support students are gaining in their push for stricter gun laws.
May 06 2018
Sixers' Simmons says confidence high despite dismal outing
Embiid grabbed six rebounds to go with two points. "Adrenaline, when adrenaline takes over you don't really feel anything". They just looked me in the eye and they were back and forth and unsure, and I was like hey, I'm playing, that's it.
May 06 2018
Encounter underway with terrorists in Shopian, J&K
Earlier, the gunfight broke out at Badigam village after army's 44 RR launched the cordon-and-search operation in the area. The search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding terrists fired upon the forces, which was retaliated.
May 06 2018
UAE to face Bahrain in 2019 Asian Cup opener
Instead, they have been clubbed with hosts UAE in Group A , along with Thailand and Bahrain. India coach Stephen Constantine said: "I think it's a group that gives us expectations.
May 05 2018
Macron warned trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran
In spite of everything, alleged dishonest and delay ways by Iran had been a serious concern previous to the 2015 deal. How would the world even know? However, scrapping the deal would surely exacerbate an already inflammatory situation.
May 05 2018
Cong President Rahul Gandhi seeks answers from PM Modi on tainted candidates
The Congress, he said, would waive the loans of farmers within 10 days of coming to power at the Centre after the 2019 polls. Showering praises on seers and saints, the PM said that they have contributed immensely to the development of the nation.
May 04 2018
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With the win, United sealed a top-four position in EPL and confirmed a spot in the next year's Champions League tournament. City beat West Ham 4-1 and is in sight of a slew of records.
May 04 2018
Former VW boss Martin Winterkorn 'charged' in U.S. over dieselgate
Winterkorn resigned soon after the scandal over polluting vehicles in the United States became public in September 2015 . Sessions added the government will "prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law".
May 03 2018
$100 billion share buyback boosts Apple's shares
Apple's share in the Indian smartphone market has stagnated to 3 percent over the recent quarters. Individually, the App Store, Apple Music , iCloud, and Apple Play all achieved record revenues .
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