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.

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 anticipated rise in interest rates in the US do you share the consensus view that this will happen in 2015
The ECB has delivered on what it had promised, suggesting it is more...

¬ Haymarket Media Limited. All rights reserved.

FinanceAsia has updated its subscription model.

Registered readers now have the opportunity to read 5 articles from our award-winning website for free.

To obtain unlimited access to our award-winning exclusive news and analysis, we offer subscription packages, including single user, team (2-10 users), or office-wide licences.

To help you and your colleagues access our proprietary content, please contact us at subscriptions@financeasia.com, or +(852) 2122 5222

Article limit is reached.

Hello! You have used up all of your free articles on FinanceAsia.

To obtain unlimited access to our award-winning exclusive news and analysis, we offer subscription packages, including single user, team (2-10 users), or office-wide licences. To help you and your colleagues access our proprietary content, please contact us at subscriptions@financeasia.com, or +(852) 2122 5222