The third issue of the SEACEN Capital Flows Monitor indicates that although SEG economies, as a group, remained net capital exporters in 2018, it recorded lower net resident capital outflows than the previous year. The analytical section highlights the importance of identifying and defining the size or magnitude of non-resident capital inflows and outflows that may warrant policy consideration.
The SEACEN Capital Flows Monitor 2018 Update is the second issue of the report in 2018. It focuses on first half 2018 trends and drivers of cross-border capital flows of SEACEN member economies, and includes Australia and Japan which are members of the SEACEN Expert Group (SEG) on Capital Flows. The first section of the report highlights that SEG economies, as a group, remained net capital exporters in 1H2018, although its net position declined due to lower portfolio inflows and lower reserve accumulation. The second section is an analytical section which focuses on benchmarking capital inflows. The section finds that actual capital inflows to most SEG economies oscillate around their respective benchmark, while for others, they are either persistently above or below their respective benchmark.
The SEACEN Capital Flows Monitor 2018 is a bi-annual report on cross-border capital flows of SEACEN member economies, including Australia and Japan which are members of the SEACEN Expert Group (SEG) on Capital Flows. The inaugural June 2018 issue discusses recent trends and outlook on capital flows and international investment positions; and includes an analytical section on official reserve assets. It also presents several tables on key external indicators related to Balance of Payments Statistics and International Investment Position.
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