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RCI Chat February 2015

Feb 2015

The February 2015 issue of RCI Chat is out now! 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

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 146 - Trans-Pacific Partnership versus Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: Control of Membership and Agenda Setting

Dec 2014

S. Hamanaka argues that the formation of regional integration frameworks can be seen as the dominant state's attempt to create a preferred regional framework in which it can exercise exclusive influence. Read more.

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 145 - The ASEAN Economy in the Regional Context: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options

Dec 2014

G. Capannelli discusses ASEAN's need of an ambitious plan beyond the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 to achieve its economic development aspirations. In particular, the paper suggests the need to adopt appropriate policy mix including structural reforms and moves to deepen regional integration. Read more.

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.

Calendar

04 Mar 2015

  • AUS  Trade Balance
  • EA  Retail Sales
  • EA  PMI
  • EA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • IND  PMI
  • PHI  CPI
  • THA  Consumer Confidence
  • UKG  PMI
  • US  IPI
  • PAK  Monetary Policy

05 Mar 2015

  • FRA  Unemployment
  • MAL  Exports
  • MAL  Imports
  • MAL  Trade Balance
  • US  Jobless Claims
  • EA  Monetary Policy
  • MAL  Monetary Policy
  • UKG  Monetary Policy
  • SRI  Monetary Policy

06 Mar 2015

  • EA  GDP
  • FRA  Trade Balance
  • GER  IPI
  • JPN  Leading Index
  • US  Trade Balance
  • US  Unemployment

08 Mar 2015

  • JPN  GDP
  • JPN  Current Account
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Daily Market Watch

Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
Euro 0.89 -0.11
Japanese yen 120.13 -0.42
Bangladeshi taka 0.00 0.00
  • 1 2 Mar 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
  • Source: Datastream
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Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
Equity
US Dow Jones Ind Avg 18,288.63 0.86
US Nasdaq 5,008.10 0.90
  • 1 2 Mar 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Datastream
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Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
All Metals 216.55 0.00
Aluminum 1,789.00 0.71
Brent Oil 60.87 -1.52
  • 1 2 Mar 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 3.45 0.14
Hong Kong, China 0.23 0.00
India 7.79 0.00
  • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
    Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
  • 1 2 Mar 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg
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