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ADBI Dean Conducts Seminar at the National Credit Bureau of Thailand


ADBI Dean Conducts Seminar at the National Credit Bureau of Thailand ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino conducted a training seminar at the National Credit Bureau of Thailand in Bangkok on 9 January. He focused on Asian SME data and Thai credit data to explain a pilot analysis using cluster and principal component analysis techniques. A full study of Asian SME data is currently being undertaken at ADBI. The session was attended by the Deputy Director-General of Thailand's Ministry of Finance, Ekniti Nitithanprapas, who gave the opening remarks and CEO of the National Credit Bureau, Surapol Opasatien.

Asia—Latin America Trade and Integration

Asia—Latin America Trade and Integration Economic ties between Asia and Latin America are growing yet trade costs remain high, which may impede future interregional trade and integration. A new ADBI book: New Frontiers in Asia-Latin America Integration: Trade Facilitation, Production Networks, and FTAs, details interregional comparative studies in three key areas: trade facilitation, logistics, and infrastructure; production networks, supply chains, and small and medium-sized enterprises; and FTAs, and provides new insights on regional integration, impediments, and policy issues. Read more.

Analyzing SME Data from an Asian Perspective

Analyzing SME Data from an Asian Perspective ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino, in consultation with the Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan, provided training for officials from Thailand and Myanmar at ADBI over a 2-week period from 13 to 23 January. The training focused on analyzing the credit rating of SMEs using data on a variety of financial indicators and statistical analysis techniques, including principal components analysis and cluster analysis. These methods can be useful in examining hometown investment trust funds, a new form of financial intermediation that has proven successful in Japan. Read more about hometown investment trust funds.

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