Asia Regional Integration Center

Tracking Asian Integration

FTA database update: Asian FTAs continue to rise

Apr 2015

The number of free trade agreements (FTAs) involving at least one economy from Asia and the Pacific has grown from just 51 in 2000 to 215 (excluding proposed FTAs) as of March 2015. Of these, 126 are now effective, more than four times the number in 2000. The rest are either pending ratification or under negotiation. The ARIC FTA database now excludes proposed FTAs in its total count to better capture the current state of FTAs in Asia.

Pacific Exporter's meeting on 29 April 2015

29 April 2015

Organized by ADB, PIFS and the WTO, and financed by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this one day networking event will bring in experts in trade finance, marketing, and digital commerce to talk about the frontier of niche product development. Click here for more details.

ADB joins ASEAN+3 Finance and Central Bank Deputies' Meeting

8 April 2015

Deputy Chief Economist and ERCD DDG Juzhong Zhuang presented the economic outlook of developing Asia and ASEAN+3 economies, and highlighted the challenges of deepening regional economic integration and financial sector development. He also held consultations with deputies on financial cooperation at the meeting on 6-7 April in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

RCI Chat April 2015

April 2015

Grab a copy of the April 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.

SASEC Mobile App

March 2015

The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program released a free mobile app available for download. This app is a one-stop source of information on SASEC Program projects, news, events, and other knowledge products. Available for iOS and Android devices.

Calendar

27 Apr 2015

  • PHI  Imports
  • PHI  Trade Balance
  • GER  Retail Sales
  • JPN  Retail Sales
  • PRC  Leading Index
  • THA  IPI
  • THA  Total Capacity Utilization
  • US  PMI

28 Apr 2015

  • UKG  GDP
  • US  Housing Prices
  • HKG  Exports
  • HKG  Imports
  • HKG  Trade Balance
  • NZL  Exports
  • NZL  Imports
  • NZL  Trade Balance
  • US  Consumer Confidence

29 Apr 2015

  • SIN  Unemployment
  • TAP  GDP
  • US  GDP
  • JPN  IPI
  • KOR  IPI
  • US  Pending Home Sales
  • EA  Business Confidence
  • EA  Consumer Confidence
  • EA  Economic Confidence
  • GER  CPI
  • JPN  Monetary Policy

30 Apr 2015

  • AUS  PPI
  • EA  Unemployment
  • FRA  PPI
  • JPN  Housing Starts
  • THA  Business Confidence
  • THA  Current Account
  • THA  Exports
  • THA  Imports
  • THA  Trade Balance
  • GER  Unemployment
  • JPN  PMI
  • KOR  CPI
  • KOR  Exports
  • KOR  Imports
  • KOR  Trade Balance
  • PRC  PMI
  • SRI  CPI
  • US  PMI
  • US  Jobless Claims
  • THA  Monetary Policy
  • GER  Consumer Confidence
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Daily Market Watch

Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
Euro 0.92 0.92
Japanese yen 119.58 0.28
Bangladeshi taka 0.00 0.00
  • 1 23 Apr 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
  • Source: Datastream
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Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
US Dow Jones Ind Avg 18,058.69 0.11
US Nasdaq 5,056.06 0.41
US S&P 500 2,112.93 0.24
  • 1 23 Apr 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Datastream
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Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
All Metals 215.18 0.00
Aluminum 1,797.75 1.26
Brent Oil 62.62 3.44
  • 1 23 Apr 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 1.91 -0.04
Hong Kong, China 0.24 0.00
India 7.70 0.17
  • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
    Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
  • 1 23 Apr 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg
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