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.



13 Jul 2014

  • PAK  Monetary Policy

    14 Jul 2014

    • EA  IPI
    • JPN  IPI
    • JPN  Total Capacity Utilization
    • SIN  Retail Sales
    • IND  CPI
    • IND  WPI

    15 Jul 2014

    • PHI  Remittances
    • UKG  CPI
    • US  Retail Sales
    • GER  Economic Confidence
    • GER  Economic Confidence
    • JPN  Monetary Policy

    16 Jul 2014

    • HKG  GDP
    • EA  Exports
    • EA  Imports
    • EA  Trade Balance
    • UKG  Unemployment
    • KOR  Unemployment
    • MAL  CPI
    • PRC  Fixed Asset Investment
    • PRC  IPI
    • PRC  Retail Sales
    • US  IPI
    • US  PPI
    • US  Total Capacity Utilization
    • US  Housing Market Index
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    Daily Market Watch

    Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    Euro 0.73 -0.24
    Japanese yen 101.34 0.30
    Bangladeshi taka 77.57 0.05
    • 1 10 Jul 2014
    • 2 From previous close
    • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
    • Source: Datastream
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    Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    US Dow Jones Ind Avg 16,915.07 -0.42
    US Nasdaq 4,396.20 -0.52
    US S&P 500 1,964.68 -0.41
    • 1 10 Jul 2014
    • 2 From previous close
    • Source: Datastream
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    Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    All Metals 250.47 0.00
    Aluminum 1,898.75 0.76
    Brent Oil 107.70 0.30
    • 1 10 Jul 2014
    • 2 From previous close
    • Source: Bloomberg and Datastream for cotton prices
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    Interbank rates
      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    PRC 3.30 -0.05
    Hong Kong, China 0.22 0.00
    India 8.93 -0.05
    • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
      Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
    • 1 10 Jul 2014
    • 2 From previous close
    • Source: Bloomberg
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