The recent reform of fuel subsidies by the new government in Indonesia and a policy rate hike by Bank Indonesia should help boost GDP growth.
On 21 November 2014,The PBoC took markets by surprise by announcing a cut in the 1-year benchmark lending rate and the 1-year benchmark deposit rate, while raising the deposit rate ceiling
On the 28-29 October, the FOMC held their monthly meeting. Steven Friedman reviews the FOMC minutes.
On the 16-17 September 2014, the FOMC held their monthly meeting. Steven Friedman reviews the FOMC minutes.
High-yield bonds have had a very strong bull run since 2009. Can this continue? The credit specialists from BNP Paribas Asset Management’ Multi Asset team present the investment cases for and against high-yield bonds.
Given the current expectations of rising interest rates, it could be opportune now to choose an absolute-return strategy to diversify a traditional fixed-income portfolio.
A renminbi short-duration bond strategy can offer investors a powerful blend of yields higher than those on comparable fixed-income issues, potential currency gains and diversification benefits, argues Adeline Ng, head of Asian fixed income.