11 January 2024
The Asian Fixed Income market faced some challenges in the second half of 2023. China’s slowdown loomed like a dark cloud over the horizon even as the US economy printed strong numbers that portrayed strong consumption, wage growth and still low unemployment numbers. There are more downgrades than upgrades in the overall Asian credit space, but fundamentals have remained mostly intact amongst high quality credits. In supply technicals, the primary market issuance for Asian Credit remains extremely slow, providing additional price support for credits as tightening spreads helped offset the rise in interest rates.
HASL Asia’s House View: Q1 2024 Market Outlook (Available in Chinese only)

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