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South Asia-Pacific November Currency/Inflation Monitor

Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Following are monthly foreign exchange and inflation indicators for several economies in South Asia-Pacific.

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                           Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                           2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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Vietnam                
 CPI YoY                  21.6%   22.4%   23.0%   22.2%   20.8%   19.8%   17.5%
 Refinance Rate           15.0%   14.0%   14.0%   14.0%   14.0%   14.0%     n/a
 Discount Rate            13.0%   13.0%   13.0%   13.0%   13.0%   13.0%     n/a
 Dollar/VND*             21,009  20,830  20,832  20,595  20,600  20,558  20,645
Thailand               
 CPI YoY                   4.2%    4.0%    4.3%    4.1%    4.1%    4.2%    4.0%
 Core CPI YoY              2.9%    2.9%    2.9%    2.6%    2.6%    2.5%    2.1%
 Benchmark Int Rate        3.5%     n/a    3.5%    3.3%    3.0%     n/a    2.8%
 Overall BoP ($mln)         n/a  -1,674    -556     541    -972  -2,600   3,570
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                           Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                           2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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Malaysia               
 CPI YoY                    n/a    3.4%    3.3%    3.4%    3.5%    3.3%    3.2%
 Overnight Rate            3.0%    3.0%     n/a    3.0%    3.0%    3.0%     n/a
 Forex Reserves ($bln)   134.78  130.98  136.28  134.57  134.33  132.75  129.99
 Trade Bal (MYR bln)        n/a    9.63   10.98    9.45    7.89    8.49   11.01
Singapore              
 CPI YoY                    n/a    5.5%    5.7%    5.4%    5.2%    4.5%    4.5%
 Forex Reserves ($bln)   245.42  233.62  249.18  249.15  242.29  239.94  242.52
 Dollar/SGD*             1.2474  1.3073  1.2027  1.2039  1.2286  1.2338  1.2244
Indonesia              
 CPI YoY                   4.4%    4.6%    4.8%    4.6%    5.5%    6.0%    6.2%
 Core CPI YoY              4.4%    4.9%    5.2%    4.6%    4.6%    4.6%    4.6%
 Forex Reserves ($bln)   113.96  114.50  124.64  122.67  119.66  118.11  113.81
 Reference Rate           6.50%   6.75%   6.75%   6.75%   6.75%   6.75%   6.75%
Philippines            
 CPI YoY                   5.2%    4.8%    4.7%    5.1%    5.2%    5.1%    4.7%
 Core CPI YoY              3.9%    3.5%    3.4%    3.7%    4.0%    3.7%    3.3%
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                           Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                           2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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 Overnight Rate            4.5%    4.5%     n/a    4.5%    4.5%    4.5%     n/a
 Workers Remitts ($mln)     n/a     n/a 1,670.1 1,715.3 1,737.3 1,688.2 1,615.9
 Forex Reserves ($bln)     75.8    75.2    75.9    71.9    69.0    68.9    68.5
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NOTE: "*"= Monthly average as calculated by Bloomerg data NOTE1: "^"= Figures are cumulative year to date NOTE2: Malaysia’s foreign reserves are reported twice a month. Figures shown are the most recent reported for the associated month.

To contact the reporter on this story: Minh Bui in Tokyo at mbui@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael J. Munoz in Hong Kong at mjmunoz@bloomberg.net

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