Asia Regional Integration Center

Tracking Asian Integration

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. 137 - The Progress of Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Enabling International Supply Chain Integration

Oct 2014

S.H. Ha and S.W. Lim discuss on how to facilitate integration of international supply chain using paperless trade in the Asia-Pacific Region. The paper describes how paperless trade can improve efficiency of international supply chain. Read more.

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 Briefs No. 25 - ADB Trade Finance Gap, Growth, and Jobs Survey

Dec 2014

A. DiCaprio, S. Beck, and J.C. Daquis present the main findings of the 2013 Trade Finance Gap Survey. Trade finance gaps, largely due to anti-money laundering regulations and lack of awareness of trade finance options, are a persistent feature of the global trade landscape despite the recovery in the global economy. 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.

 

Calendar

30 Jan 2015

  • US  GDP
  • EA  Unemployment
  • FRA  PPI
  • JPN  Construction Spending
  • JPN  Housing Starts
  • KOR  Exports
  • KOR  Imports
  • KOR  Trade Balance
  • US  Consumer Confidence
  • US  PMI

02 Feb 2015

  • HKG  Retail Sales
  • INO  Exports
  • INO  Imports
  • INO  Trade Balance
  • KOR  Current Account
  • US  Construction Spending
  • EA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • IND  PMI
  • INO  CPI
  • INO  PMI
  • KAZ  CPI
  • KAZ  PPI
  • KOR  Exports
  • KOR  Imports
  • KOR  PMI
  • KOR  Trade Balance
  • PAK  CPI
  • PAK  CPI
  • PRC  PMI
  • TAP  PMI
  • THA  CPI
  • UKG  PMI
  • US  IPI
  • US  PMI
  • VIE  PMI
  • AUS  Monetary Policy

03 Feb 2015

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

04 Feb 2015

  • NZL  Unemployment
  • EA  Retail Sales
  • EA  PMI
  • EA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • HKG  PMI
  • IND  PMI
  • UKG  PMI
  • US  IPI
  • PRC  PMI
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Daily Market Watch

Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
Euro 0.88 0.29
Japanese yen 118.29 -0.63
Bangladeshi taka 0.00 0.00
  • 1 29 Jan 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
  • Source: Datastream
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Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
US Dow Jones Ind Avg 17,416.85 1.31
US Nasdaq 4,683.41 0.98
US S&P 500 2,021.25 0.95
  • 1 29 Jan 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Datastream
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Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
All Metals 219.96 0.00
Aluminum 1,808.00 1.71
Brent Oil 46.85 1.28
  • 1 29 Jan 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 2.77 0.08
Hong Kong, China 0.24 0.00
India 8.00 -0.16
  • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
    Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
  • 1 29 Jan 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg
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