Asia Regional Integration Center

Tracking Asian Integration

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 141 - Trade Policy Challenges in a Small, Open, Fragile, Postconflict Economy: Cambodia

Oct 2014

Hill and Menon analyzed the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Policy Review: Cambodia, the first completed for the country. The report highlights Cambodia’s rapid economic growth after one of the world’s worst genocides in the 20th century. This growth has been underpinned by open trade and investment policies in the context of dynamic neighborhood growth effects. Read more.

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 140 - From Spaghetti Bowl to Jigsaw Puzzle? Addressing the Disarray in the World Trade System

Oct 2014

J. Menon examines the rise of mega-regionals such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership which suggests that the world trade system is fragmenting to the point it appears more like a jigsaw puzzle than a spaghetti bowl. Read more.

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 139 - Business Cycle Synchronization in Asia: The Role of Financial and Trade Linkages

Oct 2014

Y. Dai examined the behavior of business cycles in Asia using People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the United States as “reference countries” to study the synchronization of their business cycles with other Asian economies. Potential determinants include trade linkages, financial linkages, and policy similarities. Read more.

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 138 - World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation: Assessing the Level of Ambition and Likely Impacts

Sep 2014

In this paper, S. Hamanaka assesses the level of ambition of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (ATF) and examines the likely legal, economic, capacity-building, and reform-inducing impacts of the ATF. Read more.

RCI Chat October 2014

Oct 2014

ARIC releases October 2014 issue of its monthly newsletter, RCI Chat. It tracks regional cooperation and integration news in Asia focusing on cross-border infrastructure, trade and investment, money and finance, and regional public goods. This issue also highlights an infographic about regional productivity trend and its impact on growth. Subscribe to RCI Chat.

Infographic: Emerging Asia's slowing productivity could affect the region's standard of living and economic growth

Sep 2014

View the latest infographic uploaded on the Regional Cooperation and Productivity Gains for All webpage. The infographic shows how the slowing productivity growth in most Asian economies could be affecting the region's standard of living and economic growth. Receive real-time updates by joining us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Calendar

31 Oct 2014

  • EA  Unemployment
  • FRA  PPI
  • JPN  Construction Spending
  • JPN  Housing Starts
  • THA  Business Confidence
  • THA  Current Account
  • THA  Exports
  • THA  Imports
  • THA  Trade Balance
  • KOR  Exports
  • KOR  Imports
  • KOR  Trade Balance
  • SRI  CPI
  • US  Consumer Confidence
  • US  PMI

03 Nov 2014

  • AUS  Exports
  • AUS  Imports
  • AUS  Trade Balance
  • HKG  Retail Sales
  • INO  Exports
  • INO  Imports
  • INO  Trade Balance
  • US  Construction Spending
  • EA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • IND  PMI
  • INO  CPI
  • INO  PMI
  • JPN  PMI
  • KAZ  CPI
  • KAZ  PPI
  • KOR  CPI
  • KOR  PMI
  • PAK  CPI
  • PRC  PMI
  • TAP  PMI
  • THA  CPI
  • UKG  PMI
  • US  IPI
  • US  PMI
  • VIE  PMI

04 Nov 2014

  • INO  GDP
  • NZL  Unemployment
  • EA  PPI
  • SRI  Exports
  • SRI  Imports
  • SRI  Trade Balance
  • US  Exports
  • US  Imports
  • US  Trade Balance
  • HKG  PMI
  • PHI  CPI
  • PRC  PMI
  • SIN  PMI
  • TAP  CPI
  • TAP  WPI
  • AUS  Monetary Policy

05 Nov 2014

  • EA  Retail Sales
  • AUS  Unemployment
  • EA  PMI
  • EA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • IND  PMI
  • JPN  PMI
  • THA  Consumer Confidence
  • UKG  PMI
  • US  IPI
  • US  PMI
  • THA  Monetary Policy
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Daily Market Watch

Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
Euro 0.79 -0.80
Japanese yen 108.89 -0.67
Bangladeshi taka 77.39 0.00
  • 1 29 Oct 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
  • Source: Datastream
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Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
US Dow Jones Ind Avg 16,974.31 -0.18
US Nasdaq 4,549.23 -0.33
US S&P 500 1,982.30 -0.14
  • 1 29 Oct 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Datastream
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Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
All Metals 235.07 0.00
Aluminum 2,037.00 -2.09
Brent Oil 85.66 0.50
  • 1 29 Oct 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg and Datastream for cotton prices
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Overnight
Interbank rates
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  Latest Closing1  %Chg2
PRC 2.54 0.01
Hong Kong, China 0.22 -0.01
India 8.01 -0.04
  • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
    Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
  • 1 29 Oct 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg
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