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Market Watch
Close of August 21, 2017 Change From
Govt. Bond Yields
(10 Year)
Latest Closing Previous Day Previous Week YTD
CN 3.730 5.0 4.0 71.0
HK 1.580 1.1 5.0 39.4
ID 6.897 0.6 1.1 107.6
JP 0.031 0.2 2.7 1.5
KR 2.307 1.0 0.4 21.5
MY 3.966 1.4 1.4 26.2
PH 4.992     0.0 1.9 36.4
SG 2.109 0.2 0.3 36.5
TH 2.372 1.3 1.1 27.6
US 2.182 1.2 3.7 26.3
VN 5.605 1.5 7.5 77.0
* Government bond yield changes are expressed in basis points. 
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Currencies Latest Closing Previous Day Previous Week YTD
BND per USD 1.360 0.2 0.2 6.1
CNY per USD 6.666 0.1 0.1 4.0
HKD per USD 7.824 0.0 0.0 0.9
IDR per USD 13,351.000 0.1 0.0 0.9
JPY per USD 108.980 0.2 0.6 6.8
KHR per USD 4,114.463 0.1 0.1 1.1
KRW per USD 1,138.950 0.2 0.1 5.5
LAK per USD 8,285.000 0.0 0.1 1.2
MMK per USD 1,352.500 0.1     0.0 0.4
MYR per USD 4.287 0.1 0.1 4.4
PHP per USD 51.432 0.0 0.4 3.7
SGD per USD 2.687 97.2 97.2 85.7
THB per USD 33.247 0.1 0.0 7.2
VND per USD 22,723.000 0.0 0.0 0.2
* Exchange rate changes are expressed as a percentage change. 
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Policy Rates
Change From
Policy Rates Market Latest Rate Previous Rate YTD
1-Year Deposit Rate CN 1.500 25.0     0.0
1-Year Lending Rate CN 4.350 25.0     0.0
Discount Window Base Rate HK 1.250 25.0     0.0
Bank Indonesia 7-day Reverse Repo Rate ID 4.750     0.0     0.0
Target Uncollateralized Overnight Call Rate

*Set at a range of 0 to -0.1%
JP -0.100     0.0     0.0
BOK Base Rate KR 1.250     0.0     0.0
Overnight Policy Rate MY 3.000     0.0     0.0
BSP Overnight Borrowing (Reverse Repo) Rate PH 3.000     0.0     0.0
BSP Overnight Lending (Repo) Rate PH 3.500     0.0     0.0
1-day Repurchase Rate TH 1.500     0.0     0.0
US Fed Fund Target Rate

*Set at a range of 0.75% to 1.0%
US 1.250 25.0 50.0
Refinancing Rate VN 6.250 25.0 25.0
* Policy rate changes are expressed in basis point change. 
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Sovereign Ratings
  Regional Rating Institutions  
Market RAM R&I
bn A1 stable
cn AA3 stable A+ stable
hk AA+ stable
id BBB2 stable BBB- postitive
jp A stable AA+ negative
kh B1 stable
kr AA stable A+ stable
la B2 stable
mm B2 stable
my A2 stable A stable
ph gBBB3(pi) stable BBB stable
sg AAA stable AAA stable
th BBB1 stable BBB+ negative
vn BB3 stable BB- stable
Non-Regional Rating Institutions
Market Fitch S&P
bn
cn A+ stable AA- negative
hk AA+ stable AAA negative
id BBB- positive BBB- stable
jp A stable A+ stable
kh B+ stable
kr AA- stable AA stable
la
mm
my A- stable A- stable
ph BBB- positive BBB stable
sg AAA stable AAA stable
th BBB+ stable BBB+ stable
vn BB- stable BB- stable
No data available.
LCY Government Bond Yield Movements
Weekly Debt Highlights
August 21, 2017

In the second quarter (Q2) of 2017, GDP growth accelerates 1.0% year-on-year (y-o-y) in Japan, 5.8% y-o-y in Malaysia, and 6.5% y-o-y in the Philippines. On 16 August, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Thailand maintained the policy rate at 1.50%. For the month of July, Indonesia posts a trade deficit of USD271.2 million, the first deficit to be recorded since December 2015. Exports and imports rose in Japan in July, while Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports also expanded in July. Malaysia posted a higher current account surplus of MYR9.6 billion in Q2 2017 versus MYR5.3 billion in the previous quarter. Foreign demand for the Republic of Korea’s local currency bonds strengthened in July. From January to June, total cash remittances in the Philippines reached USD13.8 billion, a 4.7% y-o-y increase from the same period a year earlier. Fitch Ratings affirmed Malaysia’s long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer default ratings at A–, both with a stable outlook.

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