Asia

Record inflows just the beginning for Asia’s highest yield debt – The Economic Times – 06/09/2017

Asia’s highest-yielding bonds are holding on to their fans, with top investors saying they’ll keep buying Indian and Indonesian debt -- even if policy makers don’t keep easing.

Source:  The Economic Times, 06/09/2017

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Asian Development Bank calls for green financing mechanisms – DAWN – 30/08/2017

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has proposed the creation of national green financing vehicles to catalyse environmentally and financially sustainable infrastructure investments in Asia and the Pacific.

Source:  DAWN, 2017/08/30

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

These Four Asian Countries Rank Amongst the Most Indebted Emerging Nations Globally – Frontera News – 23/03/2017

Emerging countries in general, and those from Asia in particular, have been key drivers of global economic growth. To continue at this pace, it is understandable that these nations would be borrowing – both domestically and overseas.

Source:  Frontera News, 2017/03/23

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The next migrant wave – Eco Business – 09/01/2017

Climate migration is on the rise, and Asia is set to be among the worst affected regions. Asian Development Bank vice president Stephen Groff outlines how the region can prepare for the next wave of migrants.

Source:  Eco Business, 2017/01/09

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Global warming to impact credit ratings of countries: Moody’s – South China Morning Post – 08/11/2016

Countries’ creditworthiness could be increasingly affected by climate change, with African and South Asian sovereigns most susceptible to the economic effects of global warming, ratings agency Moody’s said on Monday.

Source:  South China Morning Post, 2016/11/08

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

It’s Not Just Trump Casting Cloud Over Southeast Asia Growth – Bloomberg – 03/11/2016

Donald Trump’s protectionist policies aside, rising political risk in Southeast Asia is casting a shadow over economies that have been a driver of global growth in recent years. Foreign investors pulled out of Thailand stocks at the fastest pace this year in October. The Philippine peso has sunk close to levels last traded during the [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Surging private debt threatens Asia’s public debt sustainability

Across a host of Asian countries, private debt has been rising at a fast clip. And past experience has shown, again and again, just how quickly the bursting of a privately leveraged boom cycle ends up weighing on national budgets and public debt.

Source:  Asian Development Blog, 2016/05/17

By |May 24th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Big Oil’s Next Big Energy Problem

The LNG market faces an even longer recovery than oil as spot prices crater, a major project in Australia is shelved and buyers start renegotiating long-term contracts.

Source:  WSJ, 2016/03/23

By |March 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Asian gas market slumps as Alaska policy makers voice support of LNG pipeline

There is near-consensus in the Capitol that the state should move forward with a multi-billion dollar gas pipeline project, one way or another, even if the key issue at stake during this special legislative session remains unsettled. “Now is the time to be brave and to know that we have a project and molecules that [...]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Emerging Asia: The ill wind of deflation

Falling prices hurt profits and spark job losses while fears mount over their effect elsewhere.

Source:  FT, 2015/10/04