Asia Regional Integration Center

Tracking Asian Integration

Upcoming Event: IMF Outreach and ADB Seminar Series on REI: IMF 2014 Spillover Report, 26 Sep 2014 (9:00-11:00 Manila time), kHub, ADB Headquarters

Sep 2014

Sweta Saxena, Senior Economist, IMF Research Department, will present key findings of the IMF 2014 Spillover Report. The report covers the main sources and impact of spillovers in the global economy. Register with J. Valle-Sison.

Upcoming Event: Understanding ASEAN with Prof. Amitav Acharya - "Power-seeking, Money-making, or Community-building?", 3 Oct 2014 (8:30-16:00 Manila time), New World Hotel, Makati City

Sep 2014

Amitav Acharya, a leading expert in ASEAN studies and international relations, will share his extensive knowledge and insights at the 3 Oct seminar to be held in New World Hotel, Makati City, organized by FPLA and AIM ASEAN 2015 Project. Download brochure.

Visit ARIC's new webpage: Regional Cooperation and Productivity Gains for All

Sep 2014

ARIC launches a new information portal- 'Regional Cooperation and Productivity Gains for All' that aims to provide a deeper understanding of Asia's slowing productivity, its impact on future growth, and RCI's potential in tackling the problem. Visit the page. Follow ARIC on FB and Twitter.

RCI Chat September 2014

Sep 2014

ARIC releases September 2014 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 has a Special Feature on ARIC's new information portal 'Regional Cooperation and Productivity Gains for All'. Subscribe to RCI Chat.

ARIC takes part in the #UnderstandingASEAN talk series

Aug 2014

ARIC - Project Leader James Villafuerte drew from a regional economic analysis of ASEAN from his work at ADB and painted an ASEAN with countries that are in different states of readiness. He took part as one of the speakers at the 'Undertanding ASEAN, Part 1: ASEAN Identity' held 14 August in Makati City, Philippines. Read more.

New ILO-ADB Report—ASEAN Community 2015: Managing Integration for Better Jobs and Shared Prosperity


The Report highlights the challenges and opportunities that will accompany the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), including managing labor migration, boosting productivity and wages, and improving job quality. It offers policy recommendations for creating better jobs and ensuring that the benefits of the AEC are equitably shared among countries and sectors. Full reportHandouts



22 Sep 2014

  • HKG  Current Account
  • HKG  CPI
  • TAP  Unemployment
  • US  Existing Home Sales
  • EA  Consumer Confidence
  • PRC  PMI

23 Sep 2014

  • FRA  GDP
  • NZL  Exports
  • NZL  Imports
  • NZL  Trade Balance
  • SIN  CPI
  • TAP  IPI
  • EA  PMI
  • EA  PMI
  • EA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • JPN  PMI
  • US  PMI
  • VIE  CPI

24 Sep 2014

  • PHI  Imports
  • PHI  Trade Balance
  • US  New Home Sales
  • GER  Business Confidence
  • VIE  Exports
  • VIE  IPI
  • VIE  Imports
  • VIE  Retail Sales
  • VIE  Trade Balance

25 Sep 2014

  • HKG  Exports
  • HKG  Imports
  • HKG  Trade Balance
  • JPN  CPI
  • THA  IPI
  • THA  Total Capacity Utilization
  • US  Durable Goods Orders
  • KOR  Consumer Confidence
  • US  PMI
  • US  Jobless Claims
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Daily Market Watch

Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
Euro 0.77 0.45
Japanese yen 108.69 -0.29
Bangladeshi taka 77.38 0.00
  • 1 18 Sep 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
  • Source: Datastream
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Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
US Dow Jones Ind Avg 17,265.99 0.64
US Nasdaq 4,593.43 0.68
US S&P 500 2,011.36 0.49
  • 1 18 Sep 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Datastream
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Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
All Metals 240.86 0.00
Aluminum 1,947.00 0.73
Brent Oil 96.44 -0.82
  • 1 18 Sep 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg and Datastream for cotton prices
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Interbank rates
  Latest Closing1  %Chg2
PRC 2.84 -0.01
Hong Kong, China 0.21 0.00
India 8.09 -0.09
  • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
    Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
  • 1 18 Sep 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg
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