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Executive Comment: Asian Bond Markets' Development Is Imperative, Both Locally And Globally May 08 Product Image

Executive Comment: Asian Bond Markets' Development Is Imperative, Both Locally And Globally May 08

  • Published: May 2008
  • Region: Asia
  • Standard & Poors

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Abstract
There are many lessons to be learned from the extreme volatility and dislocation we have seen recently in international capital markets, but for Asia one thing is clear--more progress in developing local bond markets is imperative. The ability of Asian companies to raise investment capital in their local currencies from local debt markets has helped insulate them from the worst effects of the liquidity squeeze afflicting many parts of the international capital market. But policymakers in the region still have a lot of work to do to ensure this trend accelerates. Domestic markets have helped Asian companies pick up the slack as their fundraising in international markets has slowed since mid-2007. Net new corporate debt issues in local markets in...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Australia (Commonwealth of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Japan (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)
- Malaysia
- Korea (Republic of)
- Singapore (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- India (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- China (People's Republic of )
- Indonesia (Republic of)
- Vietnam (Socialist Republic of)

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- Australia (Commonwealth of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Japan (Unsolicited Ratings)
- Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)
- Malaysia
- Korea (Republic of)
- Singapore (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- India (Republic of) (Unsolicited Ratings)
- China (People's Republic of )
- Indonesia (Republic of)
- Vietnam (Socialist Republic of)

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