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Chinese bonds as safe havens

Weekly investor research

06 April 2021

Chinese Fixed Income was one of the few safe haven markets amidst the turbulent interest rate environment in Q1 2021. Chinese bonds will be included in the FTSE Russell World Government Bond Index (WGBI) starting in October 2021. The Brazilian Senate leader said he expects a faster pace of vaccinations in Q2 2021. The Ecuadorian parliament advanced the bill granting independence to the central bank. The Peruvian parliament approved another pension fund withdrawal. South Africa’s president said government members accused of corruption must step down by the end of April. Pakistan lowered taxes on Indian products. Tensions are rising in Eastern Ukraine. Morocco was downgraded to sub-investment grade by S&P.

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