Developing Asean5 Bond Markets : What Still Needs to Be Done?

Author/Editor:

Ana Carvajal ; Andreas Jobst ; Joshua Felman ; Simon T Gray

Publication Date:

June 1, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper examines a range of issues relating to bond markets in the ASEAN5 (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) - physical infrastructure including trading, clearing and settlement; regulation, supervision and legal underpinnings; and derivatives markets - and finds that the frameworks compare well with other Emerging Markets, following a decade of reform. A number of areas where further enhancements could be made are highlighted. The paper also examines the interrelationship between central bank management of short-term interest rates and domestic currency liquidity, and development of the wider money and bond markets; and suggests some lessons from the recent crisis in developed country financial markets which may be important for the future development of the ASEAN5 markets.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/135

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455259403/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011135

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

34

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