Asia Bond Monitor - November 2012

The global economy that emerging East Asia faces remains weak, with the growth in the US struggling to gain momentum and the eurozone economies slipping back into recession.

At the same time, the growth outlook for the region's economies has also worsened with the People's Republic of China's (PRC) growth expected to be at its lowest since the global financial crisis. The looming fiscal cliff in the US and unresolved debt crisis in Europe continue to weigh on investor sentiment.

Some of the findings in the Asia Bond Monitor November 2012 report include:

This publication reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets along with the outlook, risks, and policy options. It covers the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus the People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; and the Republic of Korea.



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