Australia's Battellino on Asian bond markets

In a speech on 'Recent developments in Asian bond markets' given on 15 December, Ric Battellino of the Reserve Bank of Australia said markets had come a long way since the Asian financial crisis.

"The amount of such bonds on issue has more than doubled in size since 1997," he said.

"Total local currency bonds on issue in non-Japan Asia currently stand at about $US1 400 billion, or about 50 per cent of the relevant countries GDP. Growth in bond markets has been widespread across the region."


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