• 05
    Feb
    2016

    The Regional Cooperation and Integration Division (ERCI) of the ADB's Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, intends to investigate the role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in fostering inclusive economic growth and regional integration, Click here for more details.

  • 22
    Jan
    2016

    We have given the ARIC website a facelift, to make it easier to navigate - both from your desktop and from your mobile devices. Through this, we can more effectively disseminate knowledge and information on RCI progress and initiatives in Asia and the Pacific. Share your comments via email, Facebook or Twitter.

  • 07
    Jan
    2016

    The latest book from the ADB Institute Series on Development Economics provides a comprehensive examination of patterns and determinants of production networks in East Asia, a key driver in the region’s global success. Get your copy here. Read blog by Ganeshan Wignaraja (ed) here.

  • 08
    Dec
    2015

    The Asian Economic Integration Report 2015 examines current trends in trade, finance, migration, remittances and other economic activities in the region, with a special chapter on the role of special economic zones (SEZs). Read news release

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December 2015
Examines current trends in trade, finance, migration, remittances and other economic activities in the region, with a special chapter on the role of special economic zones.
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The bimonthly newsletter of the Asia Regional Integration Center.
November 2014
This semiannual series combines regional economic and financial monitoring, and an assessment of developments in regional cooperation and integration.
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ARIC Blog

Asia’s Free Trade Agreements continue to make progress
09
Sep
2015
Dorothea Ramizo
FTAs appear to be the shape of things to come for Asia given the slow progress of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round in delivering a global trade deal.
Asia’s Free Trade Agreements continue to make progress
23
Jul
2015
Ben Endriga
Since the early 2000s, labor productivity growth, or the growth of output per worker (measured by GDP divided by employment), has been declining in most economies in Asia. This means that economic growth in these economies may also fall, along with the growth of workers’ incomes and standards of living.
Asia’s Free Trade Agreements continue to make progress
30
Sep
2014
Anupam Khanna
The Information Technology (IT) and IT-enabled Services (ITeS) industry in India is the envy of many a nation.