Local currency government bond yields in most emerging East Asian markets rose between 31 August and 15 October on the back of continued interest rate hikes by the United States (US) Federal Reserve, according to the latest Asia Bond Monitor. The report also noted that emerging East Asia's local currency bond market expanded 4.3% quarter-on-quarter to reach a size of USD12.8 trillion at the end of September.
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The monetary board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas decided to keep policy rates steady during its first meeting of the year on 7 February. The overnight reverse repurchase rate remained at 4.75%, while the overnight lending and deposit rates were also left unchanged at 5.25% and 4.25%, respectively. The Bank of Thailand maintained the policy rate at 1.75% in its meeting on 6 February. Real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in Indonesia reached 5.18% year-on-year (y-o-y) in the fourth quarter of 2018, broadly unchanged from the 5.17% y-o-y posted in the third quarter of 2018. For full-year 2018, the economy grew 5.2% y-o-y, the fastest pace since 2013, and higher than 5.1% y-o-y expansion recorded in 2017. Prices of basic goods and services in the Philippines rose 4.4% y-o-y in January, down from 5.1% y-o-y in December.
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Source: China Central Depository & Clearing Co., Ltd. (CCDC)
Source: Indonesia Bond Pricing Agency
Source: Bond Pricing Agency Malaysia
Source: Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp.
Source: Thai Bond Market Association
Source: Bond Pricing Agency Malaysia, Indonesia Bond Pricing Agency, and Thai Bond Market Association