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  • 13-Mar – BI likely to cut and signal a long pause - Updated Thu March 12, 2015

    Top 3 data/events • Indonesia – Trade surplus likely increased in February • India – WPI likely moved lower in February • Philippines – Remittance growth likely slowed in January • Market focus • We expect BI to cut the BI rate and the FASBI r...

  • 13-Aug – BoK: Jumping on the bandwagon - Updated Tue August 12, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • India – July WPI likely to move lower • Indonesia – We expect BI to keep rates unchanged in August • US – Headline retail sales likely soft on lower car sales and gas prices • Market focus • The BoK will likely cut the base...

  • 10-Jul – Indonesia election update - Updated Wed July 9, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • China – Credit growth will likely stabilise from here • India – May IIP likely reached a 15-month high • Latam – Tough times, easing bias • Market focus • Quick-count results suggest a Jokowi victory, albeit by a narrow ma...

  • 09-Jul – BoK: On hold, awaiting more data - Updated Tue July 8, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • China – Trade surplus expected to have rebounded • BNM and BI – BNM likely to hike rates; BI likely to keep them on hold • India – A budget beyond numbers • Market focus • We expect the BoK to keep the base rate at 2.50% in...

  • 02-Jun – RBI likely to stay on hold - Updated Sun June 1, 2014

    Top 3 data/events • South Korea – Inflation likely remained low in May • Indonesia – Inflation likely slowed in May • Australia – RBA expected to indicate ‘a period of stability in rates’ • Market focus • We expect the RBI to keep the repo ra...

  • Asia Focus – Clearing skies - Updated Wed October 9, 2013

    We see growth improving across the region, despite recent financial-market distress. Fretting over the growth outlook because of portfolio outflows is missing the point, in our view. We think more optimism is in order, as simultaneous growth in majo...

  • 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...

  • 13-Jun – Signals to watch for a turnaround in EM - Updated Wed June 12, 2013

    Top 3 data/events • India – May WPI likely to be marginally lower • Indonesia – BI measures to provide short-term market relief • United States – A still-elevated gap between confidence and hard data • Market focus • EM markets have sold off ...

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