Asia MoFs may need to sugar-coat bonds to attract investors

By Frances J. Yoon
24 Jun 2013

Asian governments with weakening currencies will have to pay up to attract investors to auctions of local assets, analysts have warned.

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke’s comments that quantitative easing could begin to be reduced later this year — and stop altogether by the second half of 2014 — is triggering a jump in Asian government bond yields as fund outflows grow.

Local currency-denominated debt has been hit particularly ...

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