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 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.
Asia Bond Monitor – March 2021
This edition reviews financial conditions in East Asia and risk implications to the global economic recovery, including the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine rollouts and liquidity conditions in regional bond markets.
Asia Bond Monitor – November 2020
This edition highlights trends in emerging East Asian local currency bond markets and explores bank efficiency and financing for a sustainable recovery.
Asia Bond Monitor – September 2020
The size of emerging East Asia’s local currency bond market reached USD17.2 trillion at the end of June 2020. In the second quarter of 2020 the market expanded by 5.0% quarter on-quarter and 15.5% year-on-year.
Asia Bond Monitor – June 2020
This edition of the Asia Bond Monitor reviews developments in emerging East Asian local currency bond markets and discusses how the financial sector can help fund the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Asia Bond Monitor – March 2020
This issue of the Asia Bond Monitor reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic and deepening global economic uncertainty are weighing heavily on local currency bond markets of emerging East Asian economies.
Asia Bond Monitor – November 2019
Emerging East Asia’s local currency bond market reached USD15.2 trillion at the end of September 2019 on growth of 3.1% quarter-on-quarter and 13.0% year-on-year.
Asia Bond Monitor – September 2019
Local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia expanded steadily during the second quarter of 2019 despite ongoing trade conflicts, an economic slowdown in the People’s Republic of China, and moderating global growth.
Asia Bond Monitor - June 2019
This issue of the Asia Bond Monitor features a special chapter on housing bond markets, including insights on how they can be further developed in the region.