APEC Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion

The 2015 Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion held in March in Tagaytay City, Philippines was attended by 150 senior government officials, regulators and leaders from the financial services industry from across Asia and beyond. Convened by the Advisory Group on APEC Financial System Capacity … [Read more...]

Where next for climate adaptation and resilience?

Solar energy is a climate solution with a demonstrated track record of success. Applying smart business models it can be mainstreamed without help from subsidies or policy concessions. It is feasible, commercially viable and it brings economic opportunity that supports sustainable development … [Read more...]

The Next Phase: China and Australia

November 2014 will be marked in the history books of the Australia-China economic relationship by two events: The signing of the Australia-China free trade agreement, and the opening for trade of the new Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect. Though ChAFTA has received pages of coverage, relatively … [Read more...]

Amy Auster joins FDC

FDC Chairman Bob Lyon is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Amy Auster as Principal Consultant. "Amy is a respected economist with considerable experience in Asia and the Pacific, and emerging markets, and will be working as part of the team in extending FDC’s program of strategic … [Read more...]

The Informal Economy

Most of the poor find their livelihoods in the informal economy. For this reason, FDC supports financial inclusion and 'pro-poor' private sector development. People in the informal economy need access to financial services, while the grassroots of the private sector consists of 'micro' and … [Read more...]