The ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide is a comprehensive report on bond market in East Asia. The Guide is a product of the collaborative efforts of ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum (ABMF) members.
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This publication reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets along with the outlook, risks, and policy options. It covers the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; and the Republic of Korea.
Policy rates were held steady in the Republic of Korea (1.50%) and Malaysia (3.25%) last week. Singapore's economy expanded 3.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) in the second quarter of 2018, based on advance GDP estimates. Growth in Malaysia's Index of Industrial Production slowed in May to 3.0% y-o-y from 4.6% y-o-y in April. In the People's Republic of China (PRC), consumer price inflation (1.9% y-o-y) and producer price inflation (4.7% y-o-y) climbed in June. The PRC posted a trade surplus of USD41.6 billion in June while the Philippines recorded a trade deficit of USD3,701 million in May. Japan's current account surplus widened to JPY1.9 trillion in May.
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Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar and ERMR jointly organized the capacity building workshop on Bond Market Development in Emerging East Asia on 11-12 August in Yangon. The workshop provided an overview of regional bond markets, thematic issues, and country experiences. About 60 participants from the public and private sectors attended.
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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