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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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  • Jonathan Rogers

    Negative rates? No problem

    People & Markets | 19 February 2016

    From ZIRP to NIRP in the blink of an eye. Last year, the global markets were on tenterhooks on speculation as to when the US Federal Reserve would discontinue its zero interest rate policy.

  • China muni bonds set for take-off

    China muni bonds set for take-off

    All Special Reports | 19 February 2016

    The buzz around China’s municipal bond market gathered momentum in October 2014, when the financial authorities decided to restrict issuance by local government funding vehicles (LGFVs). That move underscored the long-held mindfulness of the Chinese financial authorities to the potential perils of a rising debt burden at the municipal level; in 1997 Beijing introduced restrictions to limit the contingent liabilities of local governments.

  • IFR

    Malaysian farce is no laughing matter

    People & Markets | 29 January 2016

    ALLOW ME TO refer you to the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of ‘farce’: “A comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations.”

  • Jonathan Rogers

    Taiwan's turn to head into the unknown

    People & Markets | 22 January 2016

    Allow me to insulate this column from the ongoing global market deluge. There are enough pundits providing helpful commentary about the next Global Financial Crisis.  

  • Rogers

    Headline risk adds to Asia's currency conundrum

    People & Markets | 15 January 2016

    Events in Jakarta show Asia is not immune to the kind of tail risks that threaten Western markets, says Jonathan Rogers. 

  • Jonathan Rogers

    Philippine election will make Trump look tame

    People & Markets | 18 December 2015

    Jonathan Rogers on crime-busting mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

  • IFR Asia Credit Analyst Jonathan Rogers

    China's real renminbi test is yet to come

    People & Markets | 04 December 2015

    SO CHINA HAS been granted the ambition it has harboured explicitly for its currency for the best part of five years: to be included in the International Monetary Fund’s Special Drawing Rights, the basket of “elite” currencies that constitute part of numerous central banks’ foreign exchange reserves. From October 1 next year, the renminbi will stand alongside the dollar, the euro, the British pound and the Japanese yen in the synthetic IMF currency.

  • IFR

    Dark pools a ray of light for Asia

    People & Markets | 20 November 2015

    Private trading forums hold part of the answer to the liquidity problems in Asian debt.

  • IFR

    Asia needs a good debt workout

    People & Markets | 13 November 2015

    The growing number of Chinese defaults is stirring interest in Asian debt restructuring.

  • IFR

    Masala move just a flash in the pan

    People & Markets | 06 November 2015

    Talk of global bonds in Asia’s local currencies highlights lack of infrastructure.