Asia Bond Monitor Series
The Asia Bond Monitor examines the outlook, risks, and policy options for East Asian local currency bond markets, which enable governments to raise capital to invest in infrastructure. The publication monitors bond markets in the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries plus the People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; and the Republic of Korea.
Asia Bond Monitor – September 2023
This edition shows how a modest improvement in economic fundamentals has buoyed East Asia’s local currency bond (LCY) markets, but potential renewed increases in inflation and further interest rate hikes could pose risks for the region’s borrowers.
Asia Bond Monitor – June 2023
This edition presents recent developments in emerging East Asian local currency bond markets and features a special section about how increased climate risk awareness can influence investors’ trading decisions.
Asia Bond Monitor – March 2023
This edition notes slowing growth in the last quarter of 2022 in emerging East Asia’s local currency (LCY) bond market, though aggregate issuance of LCY bonds by these economies reached a record high in 2022.
Asia Bond Monitor – November 2022
This publication reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency (LCY) bond markets against a backdrop of deteriorating global financial conditions and provides an assessment of the outlook, risks, and policy options.
Asia Bond Monitor – September 2022
This edition reviews developments in East Asian financial conditions and local currency bond markets. Long-term bond yields declined reflecting a dimming growth outlook while bond issuance achieved a record-high in the second quarter of 2022.
Asia Bond Monitor – June 2022
This edition includes discussion of pandemic-related asset purchase programs, along with US monetary policy and financial market reactions in developing Asia.
Asia Bond Monitor – March 2022
This edition considers recent trends in financial conditions and developments in local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia. It includes the results of the 2021 bond market liquidity survey.
Asia Bond Monitor – November 2021
This edition sets out recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets and discusses the region's economic outlook, the risk of another taper tantrum, and price differences between labeled and unlabeled green bonds.
Asia Bond Monitor – September 2021
In the second quarter of 2021, rising COVID-19 cases have cast a shadow over emerging East Asia's growth outlook. Yet the region's financial conditions remain broadly stable amid accommodative monetary policy stances despite some weakening signs.
Asia Bond Monitor – June 2021
This edition notes mixed local currency government bond yield movements in emerging East Asia. It covers green sukuk (Islamic bonds), ASEAN+3 sustainable bonds, fintech for sustainable investments, and governing sustainable finance.