Blog posts tagged to "monetary policy"

  • By October 31, 2018, 44% of the ECB's corporate securities were rated BBB+ or below.

    Understanding how central banks manage foreign exchange reserves

    Published on Friday, 08 February 2019

    Faced with a slowing global economy, central banks are diversifying their asset management strategies to enhance returns on foreign reserves.

  • Market specific-factors have affected currencies in Indonesia, India, and the Philippines.

    Are Asian currencies at risk from currency turmoil in Argentina, Turkey?

    Published on Tuesday, 03 July 2018

    The region's strong fundamentals limit the risk of foreign exchange volatility.

  • Central business district in Makati, Philippines.

    What drives Asian bond yields? Inflation, both CPI and PPI

    Published on Wednesday, 06 July 2016

    Our empirical evidence for 9 Asian economies indicates that both CPI and PPI inflation have a direct effect on bond yields, although each matter differently depending on the country.

  • Five bond market trends to watch out for in 2015

    Published on Monday, 19 January 2015

    As 2015 gathers pace, the world seems to be entering a more uncertain and unpredictable phase. With the end of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve, we are entering an era of tighter global liquidity.

  • Emerging Asia should brace for higher global interest rates

    Published on Thursday, 03 April 2014

    The US Fed has been winding down its bond purchase program, widely known as “quantitative easing,” since December 2013. The program was introduced in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis to fight the recession and foster a rapid economic recovery. With the improvement in the US economy, the Fed suggested at its policy meeting in March that the program may end this coming fall and it may start raising interest rates about six months from then.

  • Figure 1. Stock Prices and QE Timeline. <a href="" target="_blank">View enlarged graph</a>.

    Is Asia ready for an end to QE?

    Published on Monday, 19 August 2013

    Asian stock markets have been under pressure recently from an announcement by the US Federal Reserve that “quantitative easing”, or QE as it is commonly referred to, is likely to be tapered off in the near future.