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Tracking Asian Integration

RCI Chat May-June 2015

June 2015

Grab a copy of May-June 2015 issue of RCI Chat! RCI Chat tracks regional cooperation and integration news in Asia focusing on cross-border infrastructure, trade and investment, money and finance, and regional public goods.

Connecting South Asia and Southeast Asia

May 2015

A 2015 ADB/ADBI study estimated $568 billion worth of gains from infrastructure led connectivity between South Asia and Southeast Asia. It also reported that an affordable $73 billion is required to meet the cost of sub-regional infrastructure investment. Download study here.

FTA database update: Asian FTAs continue to rise

Apr 2015

The number of free trade agreements (FTAs) involving at least one economy from Asia and the Pacific has grown from just 51 in 2000 to 215 (excluding proposed FTAs) as of March 2015. Of these, 126 are now effective, more than four times the number in 2000. The rest are either pending ratification or under negotiation. The ARIC FTA database now excludes proposed FTAs in its total count to better capture the current state of FTAs in Asia.

Calendar

01 Jul 2015

  • US  Construction Spending
  • EA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • IND  PMI
  • INO  CPI
  • INO  PMI
  • JPN  PMI
  • KAZ  CPI
  • KAZ  PPI
  • KOR  CPI
  • KOR  Exports
  • KOR  Imports
  • KOR  PMI
  • KOR  Trade Balance
  • PRC  PMI
  • TAP  PMI
  • THA  CPI
  • UKG  PMI
  • US  IPI
  • US  PMI
  • VIE  PMI

02 Jul 2015

  • AUS  Exports
  • AUS  Imports
  • AUS  Trade Balance
  • EA  PPI
  • KOR  Current Account
  • SIN  PMI
  • THA  Consumer Confidence
  • US  Unemployment
  • US  Jobless Claims

03 Jul 2015

  • EA  Retail Sales
  • MAL  Exports
  • MAL  Imports
  • MAL  Trade Balance
  • EA  PMI
  • EA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • IND  PMI
  • JPN  PMI
  • PRC  PMI
  • UKG  PMI

06 Jul 2015

  • JPN  Leading Index
  • JPN  Leading Index
  • HKG  PMI
  • US  IPI
  • US  PMI
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Daily Market Watch

Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
Euro 0.90 -0.79
Japanese yen 122.50 0.03
Bangladeshi taka 0.00 0.00
  • 1 30 Jun 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
  • Source: Datastream
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Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
US Dow Jones Ind Avg 17,619.51 0.13
US Nasdaq 4,986.87 0.57
US S&P 500 2,063.11 0.27
  • 1 30 Jun 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Datastream
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Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
All Metals 205.79 -0.54
Aluminum 1,651.00 0.57
Brent Oil 61.36 1.40
  • 1 30 Jun 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg and Datastream for cotton prices
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Overnight
Interbank rates
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  Latest Closing1  %Chg2
PRC 1.26 -0.08
Hong Kong, China 0.24 0.00
India 7.28 0.01
  • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
    Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
  • 1 30 Jun 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg
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