Proceedings of the SARB/IFC seminar on "Economic and financial convergence en route to regional economic integration: experience, prospects and statistical issues amidst global financial turmoil", Durban, South Africa, 14 August 2009

IFC Bulletin No 32
January 2010
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Foreword  iii

 
 
Session 1: Overview of initiatives to promote convergence in the context of regional integration  
Overview of initiatives to promote convergence in the context of regional integration: an African perspective
Kealeboga S Masalila
3
GCC monetary union
Ahmed AlKholifey and Ali Alreshan
17
Regional integration: the ASEAN vision in 2020
Rosabel B Guerrero
52
Harmonization of MERCOSUR statistics
Ivana Termansen
59
   
Session 2: Convergence in the SADC and African economic integration process: prospects and statistical issues  
Regional economic integration in SADC: progress, prospects and statistical issues for monetary union
Mshiyeni Belle
85
Convergence in the SADC and African economic integration process: prospects and statistical issues
Ivan Zyuulu
96
Alternative reconsideration of output growth differential for West African Monetary Zone
E D Balogun
106
   
Session 3: Key variables: issues of definition, measurement and  statistical improvement  
SADC economic integration and statistical framework: issues of definition, measurement and statistical improvement
Stanislaus T Mrema
123
European statistical harmonisation and improvements to serve the needs of the European Economic and Monetary Union
Steven Keuning and Alda Morais
134
Currency unions: key variables, definitions, measurement, and statistical improvement
Charles Enoch and Russell Krueger
139
Statistical measurement, standards and definitional issues: towards data convergence?
Rashad Cassim
159
   
Annex: Participants in the seminar 163