Asia Regional Integration Center

Tracking Asian Integration

RCI Chat December 2014

Dec 2014

ARIC releases December 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 features photo highlights of the recently concluded Asian RCI Roundtable Conference.

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 142 - Global Value-Chains and Connectivity in Developing Asia - With Application to the Central and West Asian Region

Dec 2014

In this paper, R. Pomfret and P. Sourdin trace the origins of the global value chain (GVC) phenomenon, attempt to measure its significance, and analyze why some countries participate in GVCs while others do not. Read more.

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 144 - ASEAN Commercial Policy: A Rare Case of Outward-Looking Regional Integration

Dec 2014

H. Hill and J. Menon review ASEAN's progress into becoming a formal economic entity and assess its own brand of market-driven and institution-light regionalism in lieu of the ASEAN Economic Community. Read more.

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 143 - Modern Services Export Performances Among Emerging and Developed Asian Economies

Dec 2014

S. Nasir and K. Kalirajan examine the export performances of emerging and developed Asian economies in selected modern services—computer and information, business and professional, and telecommunications—using a stochastic frontier gravity model. Read more.

Pacific Economic Monitor - December 2014

Dec 2014

An analysis of 2014 budget outcomes and 2015 budget plans of ADB's Pacific developing member countries is the focus of this issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor. The policy briefs in this issue consider longer-run opportunities and challenges facing Pacific economies from changing external conditions. Download full report.

OREI launches AEIM November 2014

18 Nov 2014

Asia is set to become increasingly integrated as governments bolster trade and transport connections and build regional institutions that can avoid the kind of dangers that have beset integration in other parts of the world, says the ADB's latest Asian Economic Integration Monitor. Download full report. Read news release.



18 Dec 2014

  • HKG  Current Account
  • HKG  Unemployment
  • UKG  Retail Sales
  • US  Leading Index
  • GER  Business Confidence
  • US  Jobless Claims
  • TAP  Monetary Policy

19 Dec 2014

  • GER  Consumer Confidence
  • EA  Current Account
  • JPN  Leading Index
  • GER  PPI
  • JPN  PMI
  • JPN  Monetary Policy

22 Dec 2014

  • PHI  Imports
  • PHI  Trade Balance
  • TAP  Unemployment
  • US  Existing Home Sales
  • EA  Consumer Confidence
  • EA  Consumer Confidence

23 Dec 2014

  • FRA  GDP
  • UKG  Current Account
  • UKG  GDP
  • US  GDP
  • FRA  PPI
  • HKG  CPI
  • SIN  CPI
  • TAP  IPI
  • US  Durable Goods Orders
  • US  New Home Sales
  • KOR  Consumer Confidence
  • US  Consumer Confidence
  • VIE  CPI
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Daily Market Watch

Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
Euro 0.80 0.59
Japanese yen 116.41 1.21
Bangladeshi taka 77.58 0.00
  • 1 16 Dec 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
  • Source: Datastream
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Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
US Dow Jones Ind Avg 17,068.87 -0.65
US Nasdaq 4,547.83 -1.24
US S&P 500 1,972.74 -0.85
  • 1 16 Dec 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Datastream
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Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
All Metals 227.42 0.00
Aluminum 1,876.50 1.02
Brent Oil 59.17 -1.10
  • 1 16 Dec 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg and Datastream for cotton prices
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Interbank rates
  Latest Closing1  %Chg2
PRC 2.67 0.01
Hong Kong, China 0.24 0.00
India 8.45 0.14
  • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
    Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
  • 1 16 Dec 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg
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