23 results about ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK


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Asian Economic Integration Report 2016

December 15, 2016

The Asian Economic Integration Report 2016: What drives foreign direct investment in Asia and the Pacific? is ADB’s annual report on Asia’s regional economic cooperation and integration... READ MORE

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Monitoring Regional Economic Integration in Asia

June 9, 2016

Given the diversity of Asia and the capacity constraints of countries in the region to manage integration, building an integrated Asian market is not easy. Because regional economic integration is... READ MORE

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RCI Chat Issue No. 14

February 1, 2016

This issue of the Asia Regional Integration Center's bimonthly newsletter provides the latest news on trade, investment, cross-border infrastructure, and regional public goods among other topic... READ MORE

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RCI Chat Issue No. 13

November 1, 2015

This is the 13th issue of the ARIC newsletter focused on cross-border infrastructure, trade, investment, money, finance and regional public goods. The November-December 2015 issue includes news on... READ MORE

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ASEAN Economic Integration Through Trade and Foreign Direct Investment: Long-Term Challenges

October 1, 2015

This paper explores the long-term challenges for trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The region has emerged as an important production b... READ MORE

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The ASEAN Economy in the Regional Context: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options

December 1, 2014

This paper suggests that ASEAN needs an ambitious plan for economic integration beyond the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), to achieve its economic development aspirations.As ASEAN designs its post-... READ MORE

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Trans-Pacific Partnership versus Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

December 1, 2014

This paper argues that the formation of regional integration frameworks can be best understood as a dominant state’s attempt to create a preferred regional framework in which it an exercise e... READ MORE

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ASEAN Commercial Policy: A Rare Case of Outward-Looking Regional Integration

November 1, 2014

This paper analyses the work done by the ASEAN community and its role in facilitating economic development. Despite its success, ASEAN has not progressed very far in terms of becoming a formal econ... READ MORE

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Global Value-Chains and Connectivity in Developing Asia - with application to the Central and West Asian Region

November 1, 2014

An increasingly important part of international trade consists of fragmentation of the production process, with differing tasks in the global value chain (GVC) being undertaken in different locatio... READ MORE

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From Spaghetti Bowl to Jigsaw Puzzle? Addressing the Disarray in the World Trade System

October 1, 2014

The rise of mega-regionals such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) suggests that the world trade system is fragmenting to the point it... READ MORE

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The Progress of Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Enabling International Supply Chain Integration

October 1, 2014

This working paper discusses on how to facilitate integration of international supply chain using paperless trade in the Asia-Pacific Region. The paper defines paperless trade and describes how pap... READ MORE

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World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation: Assessing the Level of Ambition and Likely Impacts

September 1, 2014

At the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) held in Bali on 3–6 December 2013, the ministers agreed upon the WTO Agreement on Trade facilitation (ATF). This pape... READ MORE

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Has Regional Integration Led To Greater Risk-Sharing In Asia?

July 1, 2014

This paper analyzes whether the degree of risk-sharing in East Asia has improved along with the observed rise in integration in the region. Higher risk-sharing is expected to result in (i) higher i... READ MORE

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Study of Non-Notified Trade Agreements to the World Trade Organization

May 1, 2014

This paper attempts to reveal those RTAs upon which the WTO fails to shed the light of the transparency exercise. While many studies have pointed out that there are many non-notified RTAs as a rese... READ MORE

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Assessing the trade impacts of the ASEAN +6 FTA

April 1, 2014

This paper assesses the potential trade impacts of the expansion of the ASEAN to ASEAN+3 and ASEAN+6 on the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. It finds that bilateral exports are positively re... READ MORE

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The Investment Version of the Asian Noodle Bowl

April 1, 2014

This paper aims to provide a detailed reading of recent advances in Asian investment rulemaking and a finer appreciation of how rules in Asian IIAs have evolved in response to stimuli. While existi... READ MORE

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Why do Countries enter into Preferential Agreements on Trade in Services?

April 1, 2014

This report examines the potential for negotiated regulatory convergence in Asian services markets. The results suggest that countries within Asia that are more remote from the rest of the world an... READ MORE

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South Caucasus–People’s Republic of China Bilateral Free Trade Agreements: Why It Matters

January 1, 2014

This paper assesses 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, an... READ MORE

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Terms of Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and Development: A Case of Intra-Asian “Kicking Away the ladder"?

December 1, 2013

This paper addresses in more detail the question raised in Wacker (2011b): why does foreign direct investment (FDI) generally have a positive impact on developing countries’ terms of trade ex... READ MORE

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Developing the Service Sector as an Engine of Growth for Asia

October 1, 2013

This book analyzes the current state of the region's service sector, the salient barriers to service sector development, and the prospects for the sector to serve as an engine for inclusive gro... READ MORE

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On the Use of FTAs: A Review of Research Methodologies

May 1, 2013

There has been much confusion, rather than debate, on the use of free trade agreements (FTAs). Unfortunately, a large part of the confusion is caused by the absence of consensus on the meaning of k... READ MORE

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What is Economic Corridor Development and What Can It Achieve in Asia’s Subregions?

March 1, 2013

Economic corridors connect economic agents along a defined geography. They provide important connections between economic nodes or hubs that are usually centered in urban landscapes. They do not st... READ MORE

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Regional Integration in the Americas: State of Play, Lessons, and Ways Forward

April 1, 2011

Examination of the extent of liberalization in regional trade agreements (RTAs) in the Americas in comparison with other regions of the world, to discuss the potential future of integration in the... READ MORE