A monthly review and outlook of the Asian Quality Bond market.

Key highlights - as at April 2016 


  • Asian credit market continued its stellar performance in April albeit at a slower pace, largely driven by a strong rally in oil and commodities prices, decent data out of China and dovish central banks policies.
  • US Fed lowered their rate hikes projections from four to two for 2016.
  • We continue to keep a close eye on various reforms being rolled out especially those targeting an improvement in productivity as this is crucial in eventually driving growth in the longer term.
  • Asian credits are looking fair at this juncture factoring the numerous headline risks we could be facing in the months ahead.



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