Asia Regional Integration Center

Tracking Asian Integration

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.

Pacific Exporter's meeting on 29 April 2015

29 April 2015

Organized by ADB, PIFS and the WTO, and financed by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this one day networking event will bring in experts in trade finance, marketing, and digital commerce to talk about the frontier of niche product development. Click here for more details.

ADB joins ASEAN+3 Finance and Central Bank Deputies' Meeting

8 April 2015

Deputy Chief Economist and ERCD DDG Juzhong Zhuang presented the economic outlook of developing Asia and ASEAN+3 economies, and highlighted the challenges of deepening regional economic integration and financial sector development. He also held consultations with deputies on financial cooperation at the meeting on 6-7 April in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

RCI Chat April 2015

April 2015

Grab a copy of the April 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.

SASEC Mobile App

March 2015

The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program released a free mobile app available for download. This app is a one-stop source of information on SASEC Program projects, news, events, and other knowledge products. Available for iOS and Android devices.

RCI Chat March 2015

Mar 2015

Grab a copy of the March 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

Calendar

28 May 2015

  • HKG  Exports
  • HKG  Imports
  • HKG  Trade Balance
  • JPN  Retail Sales
  • PRC  Leading Index
  • US  Pending Home Sales
  • EA  Business Confidence
  • EA  Consumer Confidence
  • EA  Economic Confidence
  • US  Jobless Claims

29 May 2015

  • IND  GDP
  • TAP  GDP
  • UKG  GDP
  • US  GDP
  • FRA  PPI
  • JPN  Construction Spending
  • JPN  Housing Starts
  • JPN  IPI
  • JPN  Unemployment
  • KOR  IPI
  • THA  Business Confidence
  • THA  Current Account
  • THA  Exports
  • THA  Imports
  • THA  Trade Balance
  • JPN  CPI
  • SRI  CPI
  • US  Consumer Confidence
  • US  PMI
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Daily Market Watch

Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
Euro 0.92 -0.96
Japanese yen 123.10 -1.25
Bangladeshi taka 0.00 0.00
  • 1 26 May 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
  • Source: Datastream
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Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
US Dow Jones Ind Avg 18,041.54 -1.04
US Nasdaq 5,032.75 -1.11
US S&P 500 2,104.20 -1.03
  • 1 26 May 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Datastream
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Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
All Metals 218.15 0.00
Aluminum 1,713.25 0.95
Brent Oil 62.49 -4.04
  • 1 26 May 2015
  • 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 1.04 0.00
Hong Kong, China 0.24 0.00
India 7.70 -0.03
  • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
    Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
  • 1 26 May 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg
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