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  • Local Markets Compendium 2014 - Updated Mon October 7, 2013

    To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of the death of EM bond markets have been greatly exaggerated. Increased global allocations to local EM bond markets have been not cyclical but primarily structural in nature, reflecting these markets’ rising ec...

  • 16-Jul – China is still slowing - Updated Mon July 15, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Japan – June minutes to shed more light on the board’s policy stance • Malaysia – Inflation to rise but remain at modest levels • UK – BoE minutes will throw more light on ‘forward guidance’ • Market focus • We revise down...

  • 14-May – CNY to Neutral from Overweight - Updated Mon May 13, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • Euro area – Q1 GDP to show 6th successive quarterly contraction • Malaysia – Domestically supported GDP growth expected for Q1 • Philippines – Remittance inflows likely accelerated in March • Market focus • USD strength a...

  • Local Markets Compendium 2013 - Updated Fri October 5, 2012

    Local-currency emerging bond markets have seen ever greater levels of foreign demand as global investors flee from the ongoing European sovereign crisis and continue to allocate to fixed income securities. From less than USD 150bn in March 2009, for...

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Global Focus - The world in transition

The world economy is in transition. Global growth rates are picking up, but transition means elevated risks and volatility. In terms of global implications, all eyes will be on the US and China, with the US normalising monetary policy and China rebalancing its economy.