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Financial indicators for the transition economies and selected east Asian countries, end-June 1997

(Billion dollars, per cent and ratios)

 

Bank debt

Credit
commitments c

Official
reserves a

Reserves/

Total a

Short-term a

Share b

M1 d

DM e

ST debt f

Eastern Europe

46.9

20.1

42.8

23.1

50.9

1.45g

0.67g

2.73

Baltic states

0.7

0.4

47.6

8.2

2.4

0.80g

0.73g

6.74

Russian Federation

69.1

38.3

55.4

10.2

20.4

0.47

0.32

0.53

Other CIS countries h

3.3

1.8

54.8

36.0

3.2

0.51g

..

1.78

Indonesia

58.7

34.7

59.0

27.3

14.7

0.58

0.13

0.25

Malaysia

28.8

16.3

56.4

13.0

19.2

0.65

0.24

0.67

Philippines

14.1

8.3

58.8

21.4

7.0

0.78

0.24

0.50

Republic of Korea

103.4

70.2

67.9

9.9

24.5

0.60

0.15

0.24

Thailand

69.4

45.6

65.7

7.6

22.6

1.37

0.23

0.33

Total Asia above

274.4

175.1

63.8

..

88.0

0.73

0.18

0.32

Taiwan Province of China

25.2

22.0

87.3

31.4

64.9

..

..

2.58

Source: BIS, The Maturity, Sectoral and Nationality Distribution of International Bank Lending, First Half 1997 (Basle), January 1998; IMF, International Financial Statistics (Washington, D.C.), December 1997; national statistics; UN/ECE secretariat calculations.
Note: Short-term bank debt includes all liabilities maturing within one year.
a Liabilities vis-à-vis international banks, billion dollars.
b Short-term debt/total bank debt (per cent).
c Undisbursed credit commitments/total bank debt (per cent).
d Official foreign currency reserves/money stock (M1) (ratio).
e Official reserves/domestic money stocks (ratio); domestic money: M2 less foreign currency deposits.
f Official reserves/short-term bank debt (ratio).
g Unweighted averages.
h Belarus, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.