Summer in capital markets has historically been associated with slow, idyllic weeks where traders and investors take advantage of the market lull to go on vacation. While this is slowly becoming a thing of the past, given the increased participation of investment pools based in the Asia-Pacific region, the climate in the region’s bond markets over the past eight weeks has been anything but idyllic.

Volatile Asiadollar market 

While Internet platform companies have taken the brunt of regulatory and policy action in the past year, it is now clear that China is marching towards an overarching goal of common prosperity. We have seen this in swift clampdowns from the Chinese government on sectors including education, insurance, milk and gaming, aside from the ongoing curbs on property.

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