Asia Regional Integration Center

Tracking Asian Integration

7th Meeting of International Policy Advisory Group

3–4 August 2015 Auditorium A & B, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines   The workshop will focus on three themes: Theme 1: Growth Drivers and the Quality of Growth Theme 2: Financial Resilience and Stability Theme 3: Reform Policies focusing on Skills and Infrastructure

Declining growth of output per worker in Asia: so what and what now?

Jul 2015

Since the early 2000s, labor productivity growth, or the growth of output per worker (measured by GDP divided by employment), has been declining in most economies in Asia. Reducing the number of poor people typically requires a satisfactory rate of growth of the economic pie and has to be accompanied by rising incomes. So falling productivity may also jeopardize the efforts of governments to reduce poverty.

Pacific Economic Monitor: July 2015 - Midyear Review

July 2015

This issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor updates the 2015 and 2016 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB's Pacific developing member countries. The policy briefs included in this issue focus on disasters in the Pacific.

Asia Bond Monitor June 2015

June 2015

The Asia Bond Monitor (ABM) reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets along with the outlook, risks, and policy options. The ABM covers the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries plus the People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; and the Republic of Korea. Download the Asia Bond Monitor June 2015 here

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.

Calendar

03 Aug 2015

  • KOR  Current Account
  • US  Construction Spending
  • EA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • IND  PMI
  • INO  CPI
  • INO  Consumer Confidence
  • JPN  PMI
  • KAZ  CPI
  • KAZ  PPI
  • KOR  PMI
  • MAL  PMI
  • PAK  CPI
  • PRC  PMI
  • SIN  PMI
  • TAP  PMI
  • THA  CPI
  • UKG  PMI
  • US  IPI
  • US  PMI
  • VIE  PMI
  • INO  PMI

04 Aug 2015

  • AUS  Exports
  • AUS  Imports
  • AUS  Trade Balance
  • EA  PPI
  • KOR  CPI
  • AUS  Monetary Policy
  • IND  Monetary Policy

05 Aug 2015

  • INO  GDP
  • NZL  Unemployment
  • EA  Retail Sales
  • MAL  Exports
  • MAL  Imports
  • MAL  Trade Balance
  • US  Exports
  • US  Imports
  • US  Trade Balance
  • EA  PMI
  • EA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • HKG  PMI
  • IND  PMI
  • JPN  PMI
  • PHI  CPI
  • PRC  PMI
  • TAP  CPI
  • TAP  WPI
  • UKG  PMI
  • US  IPI
  • US  PMI
  • SRI  Monetary Policy
  • THA  Monetary Policy

06 Aug 2015

  • JPN  Leading Index
  • UKG  IPI
  • AUS  Unemployment
  • THA  Consumer Confidence
  • US  Jobless Claims
  • UKG  Monetary Policy
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Daily Market Watch

Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
Euro 0.91 -0.47
Japanese yen 124.14 -0.16
Bangladeshi taka 77.78 0.00
  • 1 30 Jul 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
  • Source: Datastream
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Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
US Dow Jones Ind Avg 17,745.98 -0.03
US Nasdaq 5,128.79 0.33
US S&P 500 2,108.63 0.00
  • 1 30 Jul 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Datastream
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Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
All Metals 195.02 0.00
Aluminum 1,606.50 1.12
Brent Oil 52.39 -0.59
  • 1 30 Jul 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 1.45 0.02
Hong Kong, China 0.24 0.00
India 7.20 0.00
  • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
    Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
  • 1 30 Jul 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg
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