Asia Bond Monitor September 2011

“The size of local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia continued to expand in the first half of this year, rising to USD5.5 trillion at the end of June, 2.4% higher in local currency terms than at the end of March, and 7.7% more than at the end of June 2010. The overall emerging East Asian market’s growth was driven by corporate bonds, which grew by 4.4% quarter-on-quarter. The PRC’s corporate bond market grew at a more rapid pace of 6.3% in the same period and is now the region’s largest corporate bond market.”

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