North Asia-Pacific November Currency/Inflation Monitor

Following are monthly foreign exchange and inflation indicators for several economies in North Asia-Pacific.

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                           Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                           2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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China                  
 CPI YoY                    n/a    6.1%    6.2%    6.5%    6.4%    5.5%    5.3%
 PPI YoY                    n/a    6.5%    7.3%    7.5%    7.1%    6.8%    6.8%
 Actual FDI YoY             n/a    7.9%   11.1%   19.8%    2.8%   13.4%   15.2%
 New Yuan Loans (bln)       n/a   470.0   548.5   492.6   633.9   551.6   739.6
 Forex Reserves ($bln)      n/a 3,201.7 3,262.5 3,245.3 3,197.5 3,166.0 3,145.8
 Dollar/Yuan*            6.3548  6.3813  6.3781     n/a  6.4639  6.4786     n/a
Japan                  
 CPI YoY                    n/a    0.0%    0.2%    0.2%   -0.4%   -0.4%   -0.4%
 Core CPI YoY               n/a    0.2%    0.2%    0.1%   -0.2%   -0.1%   -0.2%
 Portfolio Flows (Ybln)     n/a   396.1 4,936.5 1,188.4  -538.2 3,618.2 3,177.7
 Current Acct (Ybln)        n/a     n/a   407.5   990.2   538.9   585.9   412.4
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                           Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                           2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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 BOJ Overnight Rate      0-.10%  0-.10%  0-.10%  0-.10%  0-.10%  0-.10%  0-.10%
South Korea            
 CPI YoY                   3.9%    4.3%    5.3%    4.7%    4.4%    4.1%    4.2%
 Core CPI YoY              3.7%    3.9%    4.0%    3.8%    3.7%    3.5%    3.2%
 PPI YoY                    n/a    5.7%    6.6%    6.5%    6.2%    6.2%    6.8%
 7-Day Repo Rate           3.3%    3.3%    3.3%     n/a    3.3%    3.0%     n/a
 Import Prices YoY          n/a   14.0%   10.0%    9.8%   10.5%   13.2%   19.0%
Taiwan                 
 CPI YoY                    n/a   1.35%   1.34%   1.33%   1.95%   1.66%   1.31%
 Wholesale Price YoY        n/a   5.14%   4.02%   4.02%   3.89%   3.38%   4.60%
 Discount Rate              n/a  1.875%     n/a     n/a  1.875%     n/a     n/a
 Forex Reserves ($bln)      n/a  389.17  400.29  400.77  400.33  398.68  399.54
Hong Kong              
 CPI YoY                    n/a    5.8%    5.7%    7.9%    5.6%    5.2%    4.6%
 3mth HIBOR^            0.28143 0.28071 0.27964     n/a 0.26000 0.25964     n/a
 Overall BoP ($bln)^        n/a     n/a     n/a     n/a   19.60     n/a     n/a
 Forex Reserves ($bln)      n/a   277.7   279.4   278.8   277.2   275.9   276.9
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                           2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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NOTE: "*"= Monthly average as calculated by Bloomerg data NOTE1: "^"= Only reported quarterly

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