Asia Regional Integration Center

Tracking Asian Integration

7th Meeting of International Policy Advisory Group

3–4 August 2015 Auditorium A & B, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines   The workshop will focus on three themes: Theme 1: Growth Drivers and the Quality of Growth Theme 2: Financial Resilience and Stability Theme 3: Reform Policies focusing on Skills and Infrastructure

Pacific Economic Monitor: July 2015 - Midyear Review

July 2015

This issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor updates the 2015 and 2016 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB's Pacific developing member countries. The policy briefs included in this issue focus on disasters in the Pacific.

Asia Bond Monitor June 2015

June 2015

The Asia Bond Monitor (ABM) reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets along with the outlook, risks, and policy options. The ABM covers the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries plus the People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; and the Republic of Korea. Download the Asia Bond Monitor June 2015 here

ADB Institute Policy Brief: Global Value Chains along the New Silk Road

June 2015

Central Asia is opening up rapidly with the completion of new transport corridors. Providing a passageway for goods between east and west, however, cannot be its main goal. It needs to attract investment to diversify its economies from petroleum and other natural resources. Other parts of Asia have developed by linking with global value chains. 

ADB Institute Policy Brief: Ensuring the Triple Win of Labor Migration in Asia

June 2015

Labor migration is a large and growing phenomenon in Asia as workers in origin countries seek better paying jobs and employers in destination countries endeavor to fill employment gaps. Domestic policies and bilateral agreements are necessary to support efficient job matching, eliminate abuses in the recruitment process, and protect the rights of workers abroad.

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.


28 Jul 2015

  • UKG  GDP
  • US  Housing Prices
  • PRC  Leading Index
  • US  Consumer Confidence
  • US  PMI

29 Jul 2015

  • GER  Consumer Confidence
  • JPN  Retail Sales
  • US  Pending Home Sales
  • FRA  Consumer Confidence

30 Jul 2015

  • SIN  Unemployment
  • US  GDP
  • JPN  IPI
  • EA  Business Confidence
  • EA  Consumer Confidence
  • EA  Consumer Confidence
  • EA  Economic Confidence
  • GER  CPI
  • GER  Unemployment
  • SRI  CPI
  • US  Jobless Claims

31 Jul 2015

  • AUS  PPI
  • TAP  GDP
  • EA  Unemployment
  • FRA  PPI
  • HKG  Retail Sales
  • JPN  Construction Spending
  • JPN  Housing Starts
  • JPN  Unemployment
  • KOR  IPI
  • THA  Business Confidence
  • THA  Current Account
  • THA  Exports
  • THA  Imports
  • THA  Trade Balance
  • US  Consumer Confidence
  • UKG  Consumer Confidence
  • US  PMI
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Daily Market Watch

Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
Euro 0.90 0.95
Japanese yen 123.25 0.45
Bangladeshi taka 77.78 0.00
  • 1 27 Jul 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
  • Source: Datastream
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Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
US Dow Jones Ind Avg 17,440.59 -0.73
US Nasdaq 5,039.78 -0.96
US S&P 500 2,067.64 -0.58
  • 1 27 Jul 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Datastream
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Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
All Metals 193.27 0.00
Aluminum 1,599.00 0.22
Brent Oil 52.17 -3.05
  • 1 27 Jul 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg and Datastream for cotton prices
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Interbank rates
  Latest Closing1  %Chg2
PRC 1.37 0.04
Hong Kong, China 0.24 0.00
India 7.20 -0.04
  • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
    Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
  • 1 27 Jul 2015
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg
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