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China leads emerging Asia to greater role in capital markets

Friday, August 11, 2017

Matthias Knab, Opalesque:

PIMCO writes on Harvest Exchange:

Over the next 12 to 24 months, we expect that Asia, led by China, will become a far more significant part of the global capital markets - and global investment portfolios.

Investors absorbed by the latest Chinese currency move may be losing sight of the big picture: China and the entire emerging Asian region are gradually being integrated into global capital markets. Over the next 12 to 24 months, we expect that Asia, led by China, will become a far more significant part of the global capital markets - and global investment portfolios.

As investors today search for income in the low-return environment, Asian markets are entering the global sphere at an opportune time. As the force driving the region, China is opening its huge markets to global investors, presenting attractive long-term opportunities for both above-market return (alpha) and market gains (beta).

China: the driving force

Currently the world's second-largest economy by GDP, China has the largest banking system in the world by assets, the second-largest equity market by market capitalization at well over $7 trillion, the second-largest corporate credit market and the third-largest government bond market. With foreign participation in China's local markets estimated at about 4%, growth in ......................

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