Asia Regional Integration Center

Tracking Asian Integration

Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Thinking Forward About Trade Costs and the Digital Economy

July 2015

Aid for Trade (AfT) flows have increased each year since 2006 in the region. And while regional aggregate trade costs continue to fall, many subregions continue to struggle with trade costs that are substantially higher than the global average.

RCI Chat July-August 2015

Aug 2015

Grab a copy of July-August 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 good

Declining growth of output per worker in Asia: so what and what now?

Jul 2015

Since the early 2000s, labor productivity growth, or the growth of output per worker (measured by GDP divided by employment), has been declining in most economies in Asia. Reducing the number of poor people typically requires a satisfactory rate of growth of the economic pie and has to be accompanied by rising incomes. So falling productivity may also jeopardize the efforts of governments to reduce poverty.

Calendar

02 Sep 2015

  • KOR  GDP
  • AUS  Exports
  • AUS  Imports
  • AUS  Retail Sales
  • AUS  Trade Balance
  • EA  PPI
  • HKG  PMI
  • JPN  PMI
  • KAZ  CPI
  • KAZ  PPI
  • SIN  PMI
  • THA  Consumer Confidence

03 Sep 2015

  • FRA  Unemployment
  • EA  Retail Sales
  • US  Exports
  • US  Imports
  • US  Trade Balance
  • EA  PMI
  • EA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • IND  PMI
  • PHI  CPI
  • UKG  PMI
  • US  IPI
  • US  PMI
  • US  Jobless Claims

04 Sep 2015

  • MAL  Exports
  • MAL  Imports
  • MAL  Trade Balance
  • FRA  Consumer Confidence
  • US  Unemployment
  • EA  Monetary Policy

06 Sep 2015

  • IND  Current Account
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    Daily Market Watch

    Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    Euro 0.88 0.93
    Japanese yen 119.37 1.56
    Bangladeshi taka 77.78 0.00
    • 1 1 Sep 2015
    • 2 From previous close
    • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
    • Source: Datastream
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    Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    US Dow Jones Ind Avg 16,058.35 -2.84
    US Nasdaq 4,636.11 -2.94
    US S&P 500 1,913.85 -2.96
    • 1 1 Sep 2015
    • 2 From previous close
    • Source: Datastream
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    Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    All Metals 191.10 0.00
    Aluminum 1,583.25 0.28
    Brent Oil 47.56 -7.25
    • 1 1 Sep 2015
    • 2 From previous close
    • Source: Datastream
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    Overnight
    Interbank rates
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      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
    PRC 1.82 0.02
    Hong Kong, China 0.26 0.00
    India 7.20 0.02
    • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
      Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
    • 1 1 Sep 2015
    • 2 From previous close
    • Source: Datastream
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