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Asia & Oceania Currencies: How Are They Performing Against The Euro?

A while back, we published an article about the performance of the most traded currencies globally during this year and the strongest and weakest currencies in the world this year. But what about the less traded currencies in the different world regions. In this series of articles, we present the performance of the currencies per area against the Euro.

After analyzing Africa and the Americas’ currencies, the time comes to review the performance of the currencies in Asia and Oceania against the Euro. 

Like in the past reviews, most of the currencies depreciated against the Euro, with only one exception gaining value and the strongest currencies remaining stable compared to the beginning of the year.

 

Winners

Myanmar (1€= 1504,52 MMK)

Although the Burmese Kyat seems like a relatively weak currency, it presented an appreciation of around 8% against the Euro during 2020 after the country’s recent elections. However, Myanmar’s economy is now expected to decline sharply due to the pandemic’s direct and indirect impacts. The global shock and domestic efforts to contain the virus’s spread have had a substantial economic cost.

 

China (1€= 7,82 CNY)

The Chinese Yuan remained stable through 2020 compared to the Euro, with depreciation of 0,02% during the year. China’s rapid economic growth exceeded the pace of institutional development. China needs to address significant institutional and reform gaps to ensure a high-quality and sustainable growth path.

 

Taiwan (1€= 33,59 TWD)

The Taiwanese Dollar also remained stable compared to the Euro during the year, with just 0,06% devaluation in 2020. This performance comes partly thanks to the country not locking down the economy, with manufacturing plants working as usual during the year.

 

Losers

Kyrgistan (1€= 95,45 KGS)

The Kyrgyzstani Som was the worst-performing Asian currency, with a 22% devaluation against the Euro in 2020. The economy is vulnerable to external shocks due to its reliance on one gold mine, Kumtor, which accounts for about 8 percent of GDP and worker remittances, equivalent to about 28 percent of GDP in 2019.

 

Tajikistan (1€= 13,20 TJS)

In Tajikistan, the Somoni depreciated by 21,5% during 2020, being ranked second-lowest in Asia. Right now, Tajikistan’s high vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters represents a challenge to successful economic management.

 

Kazakhstan (1€= 506,25 KZT)

The theme Kazakhstani ranked third among the lowest Asian performers for this year, with depreciation against the Euro of around 18% since January. The global economic slowdown and internal structural weakness have challenged the sustainability of Kazakhstan’s growth model.

 

Full view of Currencies in Asia and Oceania.

 

Country Currency Code € rate Jan € rate nov Change in rate
Myanmar Kyat MMK 1,652.68  1,504.52  -8.965%
China Renminbi/Yuan CNY 7.81  7.82  0.026%
Taiwan New taiwan dollar TWD 33.57  33.59  0.060%
Philippines Philipine peso PHP 56.90  57.03  0.228%
Japan Yen JPY 122.50  123.90  1.143%
UAE UAE Dirham AED 4.21  4.29  1.900%
South Korea South Korean Won KRW 1,295.74  1,323.59  2.149%
Afghanistan Afghan afghani AFN 87.53  89.83  2.628%
Israel and palestine Israeli new shekel ILS 3.88  3.99  2.835%
Syria Syrian Pound SYP 577.87  596.67  3.253%
Hong Kong HK dollar HKD 8.74  9.05  3.547%
Macau Macanese Pataca MOP 9.01  9.33  3.552%
North Korea North Korean Won KPW 1,009.89  1,047.00  3.675%
Maldives Maldivian rufiyaa MVR 17.33  17.97  3.693%
Iraq Iraqi Dinar IQD 1,338.04  1,388.86  3.798%
Cambodia Cambodia Riel KHR 4,564.50  4,744.71  3.948%
Yemen Yemeni Rial YER 280.86  292.12  4.009%
Vietnam Dong VND 26,002.10  27,050.27  4.031%
Saudi Arabia Saudi Riyal SAR 4.21  4.38  4.038%
Iran Iranian rial IRR 47,223.18  49,141.17  4.062%
Qatar Qatari Riyal QAR 4.08  4.25  4.167%
Bangladesh Taka BDT 95.13  99.27  4.352%
Lebanon Lebanese Pound LBP 1,691.53  1,767.70  4.503%
Oman Omani Rial OMR 0.43  0.45  4.651%
Turkmenistan Turkmen new manat TMM 19,691.41  20,614.52  4.688%
Bahrain Bahrain Dinar BHD 0.42  0.44  4.762%
Jordan Jordanian Dinar JOD 0.79  0.83  5.063%
Singapore Singapore Dollar SGD 1.51  1.59  5.298%
Malaysia Ringgit MYR 4.59  4.85  5.664%
Sri Lanka Sri lankan rupee LKR 203.48  215.44  5.878%
Kuwait Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 0.34  0.36  5.882%
Brunei Brunei Dollar BND 1.51  1.60  5.960%
Pakistan Pakistani Rupee PKR 173.92  187.45  7.779%
Mongolia Mongolian Tögrög MNT 3,073.83  3,323.95  8.137%
Nepal Nepaleese rupee NPR 128.68  139.38  8.315%
Bhutan Bhutanes Nghultrum BTN 80.05  86.88  8.532%
Las Lao Kip LAK 9,949.01  10,799.94  8.553%
India Indian rupee INR 80.05  87.02  8.707%
Thailand Baht THB 33.32  36.37  9.154%
Indonesia Rupiah IDR 15,578.61  17,232.50  10.616%
Uzbekhistan Uzbekhistan Som UZS 10,677.23  12,112.93  13.446%
Kazakhstan Kazakhstani Tenge KZT 428.44  506.25  18.161%
Tajikistan Somoni TJS 10.87  13.20  21.435%
Kyrgistan Kyrgistani Som KGS 78.14  95.45  22.153%

 

CFP countries CFP franc XPF 119.33 119.76 0.36%
Solomon Islands Solomon islands dollar SBD 9.2 9.45 2.72%
Fiji Fijian dollar FJD 2.41 2.48 2.90%
Vanuatu Vanuatu vatu VUV 129.6 133.63 3.11%
Australia and others Australian Dollar AUD 1.6 1.66 3.75%
New zealand and others New Zealand dollar NZD 1.67 1.76 5.39%
Samoa Samoan Tala WST 2.95 3.11 5.42%
Tonga Tongan Pa’anga TOP 2.56 2.71 5.86%
Papua New guinea Papua new guinea Kina PGK 3.82 4.14 8.38%

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sources

 

https://fyggex.com/2020/11/16/2020-fiat-currencies-winners-and-losers/

https://fyggex.com/2020/09/17/fiat-currencies-after-covid-whats-your-bet/