Asia Pacific’s Growth Will Nudge Up In 2014 As Risks Narrow

The risks to Asia Pacific from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s tapering of quantitative easing (QE) programs have lessened, as external imbalances in Asia-Pacific’s key deficit countries narrowed as a result of capital outflows in mid-2013, says credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s.

Emerging Market Bonds Will Show Long-Term Strength

The author is Steven C. Huber, fixed income portfolio manager and head of portfolio strategy for global multi-sector bonds at T. Rowe Price Global fixed income markets came under significant pressure between May and August as investors prepared for the reduction of quantitative easing by the U.S. Federal Reserve. While most sectors saw negative total returns, emerging markets (EM) debt was among the largest under-performers.

Stephen Roach: Fears Of A China Slowdown Are Vastly Overblown

In this episode of China Money Podcast, our guest is Stephen Roach, current senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s chief economist. He spoke with our host, Nina Xiang, on the Fed’s tapering of its quantitative easing programs and its impact on China; a potential U.S. default and what that means for China’s over US$3 trillion foreign reserves; and why he believes the fears of a China …