Asia Regional Integration Center

Tracking Asian Integration

RCI Chat July 2014

Jul 2014

ARIC releases the maiden issue of its monthly newsletter, RCI Chat. It tracks regional cooperation and integration news in Asia focusing on cross-border infrastructure, trade and investment, money and finance, and regional public goods. This issue includes a feature on the SASEC program. Subscribe.

Infographics: ARIC in Numbers

Jun 2014

ADB OREI's Asia Regional Integration Center (ARIC) releases an infographic of its milestones and achievements in creating and disseminating RCI-related knowledge products, as well as providing support to regional dialogue, from its inception in 1999 to date.

New ARIC-RSDD Climate Change Strategies Database now available

17 Jun 2014

Visit the new Climate Change Strategies Database—a joint project of ARIC and ADB's Regional and Sustainable Development Department (RSDD)—to find the most updated and comprehensive summary of climate change strategies in Asia and the Pacific. Learn about its special features such as customized query builder and quick download of Excel data. Watch the instructional video.

Pacific Economic Monitor - Midyear Review, July 2014

1 Jul 2014

This issue updates the 2014 and 2015 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB's Pacific developing member countries -  from those presented earlier in Asian Development Outlook 2014 -  and explores the Pacific region’s job creation challenges. Read more.

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 132 - Study of Non-Notified Trade Agreements to the World Trade Organization: The Case of Asia and the Pacific Region

May 2014

This study by S. Hamanaka is the first scholarly attempt to find Regional Trade Agreements (RTA) that have not been notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO), with an emphasis on Asia and the Pacific.  Read more.

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 131 - The Nexus between Antidumping Petitions and Exports during the Global Financial Crisis: Evidence on the People's Republic of China

May 2014

F. Lin, H. C. Tang, and L. Wang quantify how the People's Republic of China's (PRC) export volume to its major trading partners during the global financial crisis affects the antidumping (AD) petitions filed by the trading partners against the PRC. Read more.



28 Jul 2014

  • GER  Retail Sales
  • PRC  Leading Index
  • TAP  Leading Index
  • US  Pending Home Sales
  • US  PMI

29 Jul 2014

  • US  Housing Prices
  • GER  CPI
  • JPN  Retail Sales
  • KOR  Current Account
  • US  Consumer Confidence

30 Jul 2014

  • JPN  IPI
  • KOR  IPI
  • EA  Business Confidence
  • EA  Consumer Confidence
  • EA  Economic Confidence
  • GER  CPI

31 Jul 2014

  • SIN  Unemployment
  • TAP  GDP
  • EA  Unemployment
  • FRA  PPI
  • JPN  Construction Spending
  • JPN  Housing Starts
  • THA  Business Confidence
  • THA  Current Account
  • THA  Exports
  • THA  Imports
  • THA  Trade Balance
  • SRI  CPI
  • US  PMI
  • US  Jobless Claims
  • PHI  Monetary Policy
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Daily Market Watch

Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
Euro 0.74 -0.25
Japanese yen 101.84 -0.02
Bangladeshi taka 77.48 0.00
  • 1 25 Jul 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
  • Source: Datastream
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Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
US Dow Jones Ind Avg 16,960.57 -0.72
US Nasdaq 4,449.56 -0.50
US S&P 500 1,978.34 -0.48
  • 1 25 Jul 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Datastream
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Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
All Metals 251.07 -0.02
Aluminum 1,980.00 1.41
Brent Oil 106.66 1.00
  • 1 25 Jul 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg and Datastream for cotton prices
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Interbank rates
  Latest Closing1  %Chg2
PRC 3.35 0.03
Hong Kong, China 0.23 0.00
India 8.90 -0.12
  • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
    Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
  • 1 25 Jul 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg
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