• 25
    Mar
    2019

    With progressive aging in Asia, countries face the challenge of sustaining productivity and growth in the future. Cyn-Young Park, Director of Regional Cooperation and Integration Division, and Aiko Kikkawa Takenaka, Economist, both from ADB's Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, tackle the role of technology and innovation, and regional cooperation in overcoming the negative consequences from a contracting and aging workforce. Read blog.

  • 28
    Feb
    2019

    Asia continues to push for greater trade liberalization, with the recent effectivity of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Japan-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement, and the upgrading of several existing Asian FTAs, bringing the total number of Asian FTAs at various stages of development to 253.

  • 13
    Feb
    2019

    Cyn-Young Park, ADB's Director of Regional Cooperation and Integration Division of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, explores the impact of regional integration on growth, inequality, and poverty using a multidimensional approach. Her analysis suggests that regional integration boosts growth and reduces poverty, beyond the usual effect of trade openness. Read blog.

What’s New

Data Updates

05
Apr
2019
Money and Finance sector
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Apr
2019
External sector
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Apr
2019
Real sector
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2019
FTA
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May
2018
Trade
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Movement of People
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FDI

Publications

Toward Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific
The Era of Financial Interconnectedness: How Can Asia Strengthen Financial Resilience?
What Drives Foreign Direct Investment in Asia and the Pacific?
How Can Special Economic Zones Catalyze Economic Development?

How Technology Can Turn Asia’s Aging Workforce into an Advantage
25
Mar
2019

How Technology Can Turn Asia’s Aging Workforce into an Advantage

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Asia can gain from the longevity dividend by tapping emerging technologies to promote an age-friendly workplace.

Assessing the Impact of Regional Integration on Inclusive Growth
13
Feb
2019

Assessing the Impact of Regional Integration on Inclusive Growth

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Analysis using a multidimensional index suggests that regional integration boosts growth and reduces poverty, beyond the usual effect of trade openness.

Migration in Asia: Where is everybody going?
6
Feb
2019

Migration in Asia: Where is everybody going?

Bart Edes, ADB’s Representative of the North American Office, features recent developments to promote greater intraregional migration in Asia to address labor shortages and enhance regional cooperation.

Will trade tensions dim Christmas lights?
20
Dec
2018

Will trade tensions dim Christmas lights?

This holiday season Christmas tree lights will continue to flicker despite the US-PRC trade tensions. But if the conflict rages, they may be dimmer a year from now.

US bond yield curve: Should we worry if it inverts?
8
Oct
2018

US bond yield curve: Should we worry if it inverts?

The US keeps posting robust expansion, with a whopping 4.2% of annualized quarter-on-quarter growth in Q2 2018, the fastest since Q3 2014, keeping policy makers and academics carefully watching how long the growth momentum will persist.

Asia’s FTAs as living agreements: Creating new opportunities amid global trade uncertainties
25
Jul
2018

Asia’s FTAs as living agreements: Creating new opportunities amid global trade uncertainties

Trade tensions among the world’s major economies have dominated news headlines recently, casting a shadow of uncertainty on international trade and endangering the prospect of sustained global economic growth.