Asia Regional Integration Center

Tracking Asian Integration

Upcoming Event: RCI Seminar and Launch of the Asian Integration Economic Monitor (AEIM) April 2014 Issue

Apr 2014

ADB and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) on 22 April at the Fuller Hall, AIM, Makati City jointly sponsor the seminar on regional cooperation and integration, where the AEIM April 2014 issue will also be launched. Go to the official event page. Download program.

ADB Policy Brief No. 9 - Deepening India's Shallow Export Basket

Mar 2014

Though India has concluded a number of FTAs already, there is little evidence that these have boosted trade to a significant degree. Would an FTA with the PRC be any different? K. Chaturvedi suggests that the nature of the bilateral relationship opens the door for an FTA to spur much-needed domestic reform that can unlock India’s trade potential. Read more.

Inclusive Development in the Greater Mekong Subregion: An Assessment

Feb 2014

The study, “Inclusive Development in the GMS: An Assessment” —the most recent output of the Greater Mekong Subregion Development Analysis Network (GMS-DAN)— includes five GMS country chapters and a synthesis chapter, compiling data and information from the five country reports to produce an analysis of the GMS as a whole. Download report.

RCI Publications List 1992-2013

Mar 2014

ADB's Regional Cooperation and Integration Community of Practice (RCI CoP) and the Asia Regional Integration Center (ARIC) release an updated bibliographic list of RCI publications. The list includes books, journals, working papers, reports, conference proceedings, and background papers. Download the RCI Publications List.

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 125 - South Caucasus–People's Republic of China Bilateral Free Trade Agreements: Why It Matters

Feb 2014

H. Hovhanesian and H. Manasyan assess the PRC's FTA strategy, the potential for regional integration in the South Caucasus, and the likely impacts of an FTA on the economies of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and the PRC. Read more.

 

Calendar

17 Apr 2014

  • EA  Current Account
  • GER  PPI
  • JPN  Consumer Confidence
  • KOR  PPI
  • SIN  Exports
  • SIN  Exports
  • US  Jobless Claims

21 Apr 2014

  • JPN  Leading Index
  • JPN  Exports
  • JPN  Imports
  • JPN  Trade Balance
  • US  Leading Index

22 Apr 2014

  • HKG  CPI
  • HKG  Unemployment
  • TAP  Unemployment
  • US  Existing Home Sales
  • EA  Consumer Confidence

23 Apr 2014

  • US  Housing Prices
  • SIN  CPI
  • TAP  IPI
  • US  New Home Sales
  • EA  PMI
  • EA  PMI
  • EA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • FRA  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • GER  PMI
  • PRC  PMI
  • US  PMI
  • THA  Monetary Policy
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Daily Market Watch

Currency Per US$      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
Euro 0.72 -0.04
Japanese yen 101.90 -0.05
Bangladeshi taka 77.72 0.00
  • 1 15 Apr 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Depreciation(-) Appreciation (+)
  • Source: Datastream
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Stock Indices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
US Dow Jones Ind Avg 16,262.56 0.55
US Nasdaq 4,034.16 0.29
US S&P 500 1,842.98 0.68
  • 1 15 Apr 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Datastream
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Commodity Prices      Latest Closing1  %Chg2
All Metals 240.46 0.00
Aluminum 1,813.50 1.65
Brent Oil 108.77 0.34
  • 1 15 Apr 2014
  • 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 2.45 -0.19
Hong Kong, China 0.21 0.00
India 8.29 0.19
  • +Except for Hong Kong (1-Month HIBOR);
    Sri Lanka (1-Day SLIBOR)
  • 1 15 Apr 2014
  • 2 From previous close
  • Source: Bloomberg
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