Media Advisory - Asian Development Outlook 2007 Briefing on "Change and Growth in Developing Asia"

    VANCOUVER, March 28 /CNW/ - Highlights of Asian Development Outlook 2007
(ADO 2007), the annual flagship economic publication of the Asian Development
Bank (ADB), will be presented on March 29th by Dr. Ifzal Ali, ADB's Chief
Economist, at a breakfast organized by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
    ADO 2007 includes comprehensive economic analysis and forecasts of more
than 40 economies in developing Asia and the Pacific, and examines medium-term
trends and prospects by sub-region - East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia,
Central and West Asia, and the Pacific. It also includes a special theme
chapter on change and growth in Asian economies.
    The full report is available at:

                           Event: ADO 2007 Briefing
                   "Change and Growth in Developing Asia."

                       Date: Thursday, March 29, 2007

                             Registration: 7:45am

                    Breakfast and Briefing: 8:00 - 9:30am

                   Venue: Oceanview Suites, 3&4 - R Level
                              Pan Pacific Hotel

                     Please RSVP to Melina Czerwinski at or telephone: 604-630-1540

    About Asian Development Bank

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a multilateral development financial
institution aimed at improving the welfare of the people in Asia and the
Pacific. With headquarters in Manila and 26 other offices around the world,
the ADB's mission is aiding its member countries to reduce poverty and improve
the quality of life of their citizens. The ADB's main instruments for
providing help to its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans,
technical assistance, grants, guarantees, and equity investments.

    About APF Canada

    The Asia Pacific Foundation is Canada's leading independent resource on
contemporary Asia and Canada-Asia relations. As a national non-profit
organization established by an Act of the Federal Parliament in 1984, the
Foundation brings together people and knowledge to provide the most current
and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Asia and on Canada's
transpacific relations. It promotes dialogue on economic, security, political
and social issues, helping to influence public policy and foster informed
decision-making in the Canadian public, private and non-governmental sectors.
The Foundation is funded principally through an endowment from the Government
of Canada and a grant from the Province of British Columbia.

For further information:

For further information: Katherine Ferrey, External Relations Officer,
Asian Development Bank, North American Representative Office, Cell: (202)
288-8867, Email:; M. Nevin, Director of Communications, Asia
Pacific Foundation of Canada, Phone: (604) 630-1529, Fax: (604) 681-1370,

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