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Tracking Asian Integration

RCI Chat May-June 2015

June 2015

Grab a copy of May-June 2015 issue of RCI Chat! RCI Chat tracks regional cooperation and integration news in Asia focusing on cross-border infrastructure, trade and investment, money and finance, and regional public goods.

Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia

May 2015

A 2015 ADB/ADBI study estimated $568 billion worth of gains from infrastructure led connectivity between South Asia and Southeast Asia. It also reported that an affordable $73 billion is required to meet the cost of sub-regional infrastructure investment. Download study here.

FTA database update: Asian FTAs continue to rise

Apr 2015

The number of free trade agreements (FTAs) involving at least one economy from Asia and the Pacific has grown from just 51 in 2000 to 215 (excluding proposed FTAs) as of March 2015. Of these, 126 are now effective, more than four times the number in 2000. The rest are either pending ratification or under negotiation. The ARIC FTA database now excludes proposed FTAs in its total count to better capture the current state of FTAs in Asia.

Calendar

06 Jul 2015

  • JPN  Leading Index
  • JPN  Leading Index
  • HKG  PMI
  • US  IPI
  • US  PMI

07 Jul 2015

  • SIN  GDP
  • FRA  Exports
  • FRA  Imports
  • FRA  Trade Balance
  • GER  IPI
  • UKG  IPI
  • US  Exports
  • US  Imports
  • US  Trade Balance
  • PAK  CPI
  • PHI  CPI
  • TAP  CPI
  • TAP  Exports
  • TAP  Imports
  • TAP  Trade Balance
  • TAP  WPI
  • AUS  Monetary Policy

08 Jul 2015

  • JPN  Current Account

    09 Jul 2015

    • GER  Current Account
    • GER  Exports
    • GER  Imports
    • GER  Trade Balance
    • JPN  Machine Orders
    • AUS  Unemployment
    • PRC  CPI
    • PRC  PPI
    • US  Jobless Claims
    • KOR  Monetary Policy
    • MAL  Monetary Policy
    • UKG  Monetary Policy
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    Daily Market Watch

    Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    Euro 0.90 0.28
    Japanese yen 123.07 0.08
    Bangladeshi taka 0.00 0.00
    • 1 2 Jul 2015
    • 2 From previous close
    • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
    • Source: Datastream
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    Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    US Dow Jones Ind Avg 17,730.11 -0.16
    US Nasdaq 5,009.21 -0.08
    US S&P 500 2,076.78 -0.03
    • 1 2 Jul 2015
    • 2 From previous close
    • Source: Datastream
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    Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    All Metals 207.29 0.00
    Aluminum 1,686.75 0.12
    Brent Oil 60.78 -0.16
    • 1 2 Jul 2015
    • 2 From previous close
    • Source: Bloomberg and Datastream for cotton prices
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    Overnight
    Interbank rates
    +   
      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    PRC 1.16 0.00
    Hong Kong, China 0.24 0.00
    India 7.14 -0.05
    • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
      Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
    • 1 2 Jul 2015
    • 2 From previous close
    • Source: Bloomberg
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