Monthly report overview
PBoC quickly eases liquidity after strains from government bond issuance
The PBoC increased loans to the banking system to ease liquidity, after bond issuance to finance the Q4 fiscal stimulus had strained liquidity. Chinese 7-10-year government spreads backed up, as G7 yields fell sharply. Chinese $ HY credit rebounded on policy support measures. Renminbi joined the currency rally versus USD.
- Macroeconomic backdrop − China may be a key global locomotive in 2024
- Chinese bonds − Chinese curve flattened, as yields increased in shorts but edged lower in longs
- Chinese and Asian bonds − Asian yields tracked US Treasuries lower
- Performance − Developed Asian bonds led gains in November, helped by currency gains versus US dollar
This report provides actionable insights on currency-adjusted performance, macro drivers, shifts in yields, spreads and curves across conventional government and corporate bonds, for both renminbi and dollar-denominated issues.
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