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Is There Really a Renminbi Bloc in Asia?

dc.contributor.authorMasahiro Kawai
dc.contributor.authorVictor Pontines
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-24T13:12:47Z
dc.date.available2015-01-24T13:12:47Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/1229
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines whether the renminbi (RMB) has supplanted the US dollar as the major anchor currency in the currency baskets of East Asian economies. First, we systematically demonstrate that existing techniques to address the problem of severe multicollinearity in estimations of the Frankel–Wei regression model, with the movements in both the RMB and the US dollar included on the right-hand side of the equation, remain limited in providing stable and robust results. Then we propose a simple modification of the Frankel–Wei regression model to estimate the RMB weight in an economy’s currency basket. Using this new approach, we find that there is not yet an RMB bloc in East Asia, contrary to claims made by some recent studies. We find that the US dollar continues to be the dominant anchor currency in the region. The RMB has taken on some importance in the currency baskets of many East Asian economies in recent years and this appears to have occurred at the expense of the yen. In short, despite the rising importance of the RMB, it has not eclipsed the US dollar as the dominant anchor currency in East Asia.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank Institute
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/
dc.titleIs There Really a Renminbi Bloc in Asia?
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertTrade Finance
dc.subject.expertRural Finance
dc.subject.expertRegional Development Finance
dc.subject.expertPublic Financial Management
dc.subject.expertPublic Finance
dc.subject.expertInternational Finance
dc.subject.expertIntergovernmental Finance
dc.subject.expertFinancial System
dc.subject.expertFinancial Flows
dc.subject.expertFinancial Assets
dc.subject.expertFinance And Trade
dc.subject.expertTrade Finance
dc.subject.adbLocal Finance
dc.subject.adbInternational Monetary Relations
dc.subject.adbLocal Finance
dc.subject.adbBanks
dc.subject.adbCapital Market
dc.subject.adbfinancial statistics
dc.subject.adbForeign trade
dc.subject.naturalMunicipal government
dc.subject.naturalMetropolitan government
dc.subject.naturalInternational banks and banking
dc.subject.naturalCapital movements
dc.subject.naturalCentral banks and banking
dc.subject.naturalBills of exchange
dc.subject.naturalSwaps
dc.subject.naturalBanks and banking
dc.subject.naturalStock exchanges
dc.subject.naturalMarket
dc.subject.naturalExchange
dc.subject.naturalBalance of trade
dc.title.seriesADBI Working Paper Series
dc.title.volumeNo. 467
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank Institute
oar.themeFinance
oar.themeTrade
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic Republic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryMicronesia, Federated States of
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryChina, People’s Republic of
oar.countryHong Kong, China
oar.countryChina, People’s Republic of
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.dep.sourceADBI
oar.identifierOAR-002214
oar.authorKawai, Masahiro
oar.authorPontines, Victor
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