• 27
    Jun
    2018

    The report reviews the opportunities and challenges in developing e-commerce in the region. It also examines how new technologies—blockchains, the internet of things, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, among others—will transform the industry and unlock its dynamic potential. It also offers policy recommendations to help lower barriers to e-commerce development. See news release.

  • 31
    May
    2018

    Warren Buffett famously quipped: “You only find out who’s swimming naked once the tide goes out.” With the rising interest rate and stronger dollar heralding tighter credit markets and possibility of flow reversals, now is the time for emerging economies to take careful stock of their economic fundamentals and intensify efforts to improve their current account and fiscal soundness. Read blog.

  • 09
    May
    2018

    ADB held a conference on the provision of regional public goods (RPGs) in Asia and the Pacific on 10-11 May 2018 at ADB Institute in Tokyo. The conference gathered leading academics, policymakers, and international organizations to discuss the theory, practice, and policy considerations of RPGs. Read more.

  • 08
    May
    2018

    A compilation of all figures and tables from the Asian Economic Integration Reports. Download data in CSV or follow links to view specific figure or table from the report.

What’s New

Data Updates

10
May
2018
Money and Finance sector
10
May
2018
External sector
10
May
2018
Real sector
9
Jun
2017
FTA
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May
2018
Trade
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Labor
4
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2018
FDI

Publications

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?
1992–2017

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.

3 ways Asian economies can prepare for a financial market downturn
23
Nov
2017

3 ways Asian economies can prepare for a financial market downturn

On the one hand, the global economy is enjoying a robust and synchronized recovery. On the other hand, however, central banks are maintaining an extremely cautious stance on acting on this and switching gears back to the normal policy level.

Seizing the opportunity to prolong Asia’s trade growth momentum
13
Nov
2017

Seizing the opportunity to prolong Asia’s trade growth momentum

The global trade slowdown of 2015-2016 had several causes. The first and main one is the weak global economic recovery. Yes, the global economy has been in an expansion phase. And yes, we are seeing sustained and synchronized global economic growth both in rich and emerging economies.