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

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

  • By Frances J. Yoon
  • 24 Jun 2013

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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