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

Key highlights - as at January 2017  



  • Asian credit spreads started the year on a positive note, grinding tighter as they continued to be resilient to the unfolding political events.
  • The outlook for Asian economies looks challenging for 2017. The region is facing heightened external uncertainties which include potentially a faster than expected Fed rate hike.
  • Asian central banks have room to cut policy rates to spur growth, though we believe many will at least wait for their currencies to stabilize before contemplating their next move.


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