The Development of Local Debt Markets in Asia

Author/Editor:

Mangal Goswami ; Sunil Sharma

Publication Date:

June 1, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper makes an assessment of the progress made in developing local debt markets in emerging Asia. Market development has been limited by hurdles confronting borrowers and lenders, current and potential liquidity providers, and insufficient support from government policies and regulations. Besides fostering a credit culture to deepen local debt markets, the issue of critical size can be addressed through an integrated regional market for local currency bonds that provides greater scale, efficiency, and access. With rapid economic growth in Asia, a key challenge is to generate financial assets that can provide the underlying collateral for expanding fixed-income markets, and hence domestic and regional investment opportunities.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/132

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455259373/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011132

Format:

Paper

Pages:

31

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