Weak integration in Asian bond markets

Integration in Asian bond markets has been weak and has stalled since 2003, argues a research paper from Hong Kong's central bank.

The development of the local bond markets has been a top priority for financial reforms in the region after the Asian financial crisis, with a number of initiatives aimed at achieving this, the authors note.

However: "Our empirical results broadly show that there is only weak bond market integration in the region and very little progress has taken place since 2003,"

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