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Emerging market debt looks attractive once again

Bond yields on the segment are at their most attractive since February 2016 at 6.5 per cent

A woman holding a sign that reads "IMF, get out" during a protest in Buenos Aires on July 26. Argentina requested for a US$50 billion line of credit from IMF on a standby arrangement.

EMERGING market (EM) bonds were one of the best performing fixed income segments in 2016 and 2017. The strong performance is reflected in a fall in bond yields. Bonds' yields and prices have an inverse relationship.

Yields of EM bonds fell to a low of 4.9 per cent in 2016 and 5 per cent...

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