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Has Asia's debt risen too quickly?

By Thiam Hee Ng on Wed, 13 May 2015

Debt has ballooned in developing Asia following the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, supported by plentiful global liquidity. With the US Federal Reserve about to raise interest rates, data from the Asian Development Outlook 2015 gives a clearer picture about the possibility of a credit slowdown in the region.

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Market Watch
LCY 10 Year Government Bonds Latest Yield YTD Change (BP) MTD Change (BP)
CN 3.450 20.0 1.0
HK 1.602 29.4 8.3
ID 8.126 33.0 41.6
JP 0.401 7.2 5.9
KR 2.405 20.0 1.9
MY 3.897 25.0 4.5
PH 4.343 48.0 3.0
SG 2.427 14.7 18.1
TH 2.768 3.9 29.3
US 2.136 3.6 10.4
VN 6.700 53.0 5.0
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Size and Composition: Size of LCY Bond Market in % GDP (Dec 2014)
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Weekly Emerging East Asian Credit Default Spread - Senior 5-year
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