Low oil price has less impact on Asia consumers

Joel Kim, head of fixed income for Asia Pacific at BlackRock, tells FinanceAsia why the drivers for Asian fixed income are strong.

Low oil price has less impact on Asia consumers

Of the big macro themes, which is the most relevant now for Asian fixed income
Markets remain policy-driven but we are experiencing policy divergence. The European Central Bank has made its move by announcing a 1.1 trillion $1.2 trillion bond-buying stimulus programme, which further contrasts with the economic liftoff in the US. The US’s return to growth is to some extent a drag on Asian bond markets.

And the widely...

To continue reading, please login or register for free

Click for more on: asia | energy | bonds

Print Edition

FinanceAsia Print Edition


  • 2nd Compliance Summit Southeast Asia

    17 August 2017  |  Singapore
    The 2017 Compliance Summit Southeast Asia will take an in-depth look at the key compliance considerations today with a focus on regulation and new ...