Asia Regional Integration Center

Tracking Asian Integration

RCI Chat July 2014

Jul 2014

ARIC releases the maiden 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 includes a feature on the SASEC program. Subscribe.

Pacific Economic Monitor - Midyear Review, July 2014

1 Jul 2014

This issue updates the 2014 and 2015 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB's Pacific developing member countries -  from those presented earlier in Asian Development Outlook 2014 -  and explores the Pacific region’s job creation challenges. Read more.

Infographics: ARIC in Numbers

Jun 2014

ADB OREI's Asia Regional Integration Center (ARIC) releases an infographic of its milestones and achievements in creating and disseminating RCI-related knowledge products, as well as providing support to regional dialogue, from its inception in 1999 to date.

New ARIC-RSDD Climate Change Strategies Database now available

17 Jun 2014

Visit the new Climate Change Strategies Database—a joint project of ARIC and ADB's Regional and Sustainable Development Department (RSDD)—to find the most updated and comprehensive summary of climate change strategies in Asia and the Pacific. Learn about its special features such as customized query builder and quick download of Excel data. Watch the instructional video.

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 132 - Study of Non-Notified Trade Agreements to the World Trade Organization: The Case of Asia and the Pacific Region

May 2014

This study by S. Hamanaka is the first scholarly attempt to find Regional Trade Agreements (RTA) that have not been notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO), with an emphasis on Asia and the Pacific.  Read more.

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 131 - The Nexus between Antidumping Petitions and Exports during the Global Financial Crisis: Evidence on the People's Republic of China

May 2014

F. Lin, H. C. Tang, and L. Wang quantify how the People's Republic of China's (PRC) export volume to its major trading partners during the global financial crisis affects the antidumping (AD) petitions filed by the trading partners against the PRC. Read more.



24 Jul 2014

  • KOR  GDP
  • HKG  Exports
  • HKG  Imports
  • HKG  Trade Balance
  • JPN  Exports
  • JPN  Imports
  • JPN  Trade Balance
  • NZL  Exports
  • NZL  Imports
  • NZL  Trade Balance
  • UKG  Retail Sales
  • US  New Home Sales
  • EA  PMI
  • EA  PMI
  • EA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • JPN  PMI
  • PRC  PMI
  • US  PMI
  • VIE  CPI
  • US  Jobless Claims
  • NZL  Monetary Policy

25 Jul 2014

  • UKG  GDP
  • PHI  Imports
  • PHI  Trade Balance
  • SIN  IPI
  • THA  IPI
  • THA  Total Capacity Utilization
  • US  Durable Goods Orders
  • GER  Business Confidence
  • GER  Consumer Confidence
  • KOR  Consumer Confidence
  • VIE  Exports
  • VIE  IPI
  • VIE  Imports
  • VIE  Retail Sales
  • VIE  Trade Balance

27 Jul 2014

  • US  Consumer Confidence

    28 Jul 2014

    • GER  Retail Sales
    • PRC  Leading Index
    • TAP  Leading Index
    • US  Pending Home Sales
    • US  PMI
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    Daily Market Watch

    Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    Euro 0.74 -0.43
    Japanese yen 101.46 -0.06
    Bangladeshi taka 77.50 0.06
    • 1 22 Jul 2014
    • 2 From previous close
    • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
    • Source: Datastream
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    Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    US Dow Jones Ind Avg 17,113.54 0.36
    US Nasdaq 4,456.02 0.71
    US S&P 500 1,983.53 0.50
    • 1 22 Jul 2014
    • 2 From previous close
    • Source: Datastream
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    Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    All Metals 251.20 0.25
    Aluminum 2,024.75 -1.07
    Brent Oil 105.38 -1.12
    • 1 22 Jul 2014
    • 2 From previous close
    • Source: Bloomberg and Datastream for cotton prices
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    Interbank rates
      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    PRC 3.25 -0.06
    Hong Kong, China 0.22 0.00
    India 9.01 0.58
    • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
      Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
    • 1 22 Jul 2014
    • 2 From previous close
    • Source: Bloomberg
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