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Asean Bond Market Development


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  • Mahmood Pradhan
  • Shanaka J. Peiris
  • Mangal Goswami
  • Dulani Seneviratne
  • Joshua Felman
  • Andreas Jobst
  • Simon Gray


Since the Asian crisis, ASEAN5 countries have expended considerable effort in trying to develop their domestic bond markets. Yet today these markets are not much larger, relative to GDP, than they were a decade before. How can we explain this? And does this mean that domestic markets have not, in fact, developed? The paper argues that bond market growth has been held back by a sharp fall in investment rates, which has left firms with little need for bond borrowing. Even so, markets have developed in other ways, to such an extent that substantial amounts of foreign portfolio investment have begun to flow into ASEAN5 bonds. These developments have important ramifications. With the investor base growing and infrastructure investment likely to rise, ASEAN5 bond markets could expand rapidly over the next decade, holding out the prospect that the region could finally achieve "twin engine" financial systems.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 11/137.

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Length: 32
Date of creation: 01 Jun 2011
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:11/137

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Cited by:
  1. Sonali Jain-Chandra & D. Filiz Unsal, 2012. "The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy Transmission Under Capital Inflows," IMF Working Papers 12/265, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Mukherjee, Dr. Kedar nath, 2012. "Corporate Bond Market in India: Current Scope and Future Challenges," MPRA Paper 42478, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Yibin Mu & Peter Phelps & Janet Gale Stotsky, 2013. "Bond Markets in Africa," IMF Working Papers 13/12, International Monetary Fund.
  4. Olaf Unteroberdoerster & Runchana Pongsaparn, 2011. "Financial Integration and Rebalancing in Asia," IMF Working Papers 11/243, International Monetary Fund.


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