• 23
    Oct
    2018

    This publication is the annual report of the ADB on Asia’s progress in regional cooperation and integration. This year’s special chapter, “Toward Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific,” examines how collective action among countries can help find solutions to growing cross-border challenges such as climate change, communicable diseases, and financial contagion. Read highlights and see news release. Download report here.

  • 24
    Oct
    2018

    Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada urged regional cooperation–or regional public goods–to tackle regional problems like climate change, communicable disease, and financial contagion at the launch of the AEIR 2018 on 23 October. He launched the report at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, where Vice Dean Ramkishen Rajan gave opening remarks. Read more.

  • 09
    Oct
    2018

    ADB Principal Economist  and ARIC Team Leader Jong Woo Kang examines the impact of a flattening US bond yield curve on emerging Asian economies. Read blog.

  • 09
    Oct
    2018

    This report tracks the progress of financial innovation in Asia and the Pacific, and discusses its implications for financial inclusion and stability as well as its challenges.  

What’s New

Data Updates

10
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2018
Money and Finance sector
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External sector
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Real sector
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FTA
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Trade
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Labor
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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?

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.

Should emerging markets worry about higher interest rates and a strong dollar?
31
May
2018

Should emerging markets worry about higher interest rates and a strong dollar?

Jong Woo Kang, ARIC's Project Leader and ADB's Principal Economist, discusses how the rising interest rate and stronger dollar herald tighter credit markets and the possibility of flow reversals.

How can the changing trade landscape reshape global imbalances?
23
Mar
2018

How can the changing trade landscape reshape global imbalances?

In the future, many Asian economies may not accumulate huge trade surpluses or foreign financial assets as quickly as now.

How do deepening global, regional value chains affect national export performance?
20
Feb
2018

How do deepening global, regional value chains affect national export performance?

On his latest ADB Blog, Jong Woo Kang, ARIC's Project Leader and Principal Economist, talks about the evolving relationship between export performance and production network or value chains.

How can the TPP without the US still make sense?
12
Dec
2017

How can the TPP without the US still make sense?

Jong Woo Kang, ARIC's Project Leader and ADB's Principal Economist, explains why the remaining 11 countries still have good reason to maintain the #TPP momentum.