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  • ARIC Economic and Financial Indicators Database now updated
    21 February 2017
    ARIC’s Economic and Financial Indicators database is now updated with a new look.  View and download Real and Prices, External Sector, and Monetary and Financial indicators, available for 48 ADB regional members from 1980 up to 2016 in monthly, quarterly, and annual frequencies.  
  • Changing Patterns of Trade and Global Value Chains in Postcrisis Asia
    February 2017
    Sophisticated and geographically dispersed global value chains have emerged as an important feature of Asia’s economic success, particularly in East Asia. This brief analyzes the export slowdown in real terms and in relation to real GDP growth for developing Asia and for major economies, focusing on the period since the crisis.
  • ADB Blog: What type of protectionism should we fear?
    January 2017
    ADB Principal Economist and ARIC Team Leader Jong Woo Kang discusses the possible repercussions of the US President's protectionist stance. Read the blog here.
  • ARIC FTA Database Update January 2017
    January 2017
    Asian FTAs continue to rise against the backdrop of growing trade protectionism. Three FTAs involving Asia came into force in 2016 while another three recently concluded negotiations. Numerous FTAs involving Asian economies and non-regional partners are currently being proposed suggesting Asia’s move to expand trade outside the region and explore new export markets.
  • Decoupling Asia revisited
    January 2017
    On the back of Emerging East Asia’s sustained high economic growth and deepening regional economic integration, hypothesis on the region’s macroeconomic independence and its resilience to global shocks gained considerable attention. This paper, written by Cyn-Young Park, Director of ADB Research Cooperation and Integration Division, examines Asia’s decoupling from the world economy, with a special focus on the region’s interdependence with the G3 economies—the US, Japan, and the EU.
  • Highlights of the International Conference on Financial Cycles, Systemic Risk, Interconnectedness, and Policy Options for Resilience
    12 December 2016
    This text shows exactly just how long you can go on this blurb because of this spotlight's extremely lengthy title.
  • Asian Economic Integration Report 2016 presented in Kazakhstan
    9 December 2016
    ERCD presented the AEIR 2016 in an event co-organized with KARM and IWEP on 9 December in Almaty. KARM CD Giovanni Capanelli provided an overview of ADB's role in Central Asia and chaired the panel discussion. ERCI's Jong Woo Kang and Fahad Khan presented the report's findings to over 50 participants from government agencies, research institutes, and private sector. View video here
  • AEIR 2016: Subregional Launch
    9 December 2016
    The Asian Economic Integration Report (AEIR) is an annual review of Asia's regional economic cooperation and integration. This issue includes Special Theme: What Drives Foreign Direct Investment in Asia and the Pacific? The subregional launch of the AEIR will be on 9 December 2016 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 
  • AEIR 2016: ADB Research Cooperation and Integration Division Director Cyn-Young Park interview with BBC News
    6 December 2016
    ADB Research Cooperation and Integration Division Director Cyn-Young Park in an interview with BBC News talks about anemic global economic recovery, trade slowdown, and rising protectionism. 
  • AEIR 2016: ADB Deputy Chief Economist Juzhong Zhuang interview with Channel News Asia
    6 December 2016
    ADB Deputy Chief Economist Juzhong Zhung in an interview with Channel News Asia talks about strong intraregional trade, role of global value chain-trade, and the importance of institutional quality in attracting FDI. 
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