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Stability in financial markets over 2017 and early 2018 came to abrupt end in recent weeks, with a surge in market volatility and big falls in equity markets and prices for many commodities.

The RBI held the benchmark Repo rate at 6% at its February meeting. This decision was in line with expectations.

The US Debt Capital Markets provided options for issuers.

China’s official data may underestimate the strength of growth in 2017.

NAB’s Securitisation team goes from strength to strength, being the clear house of choice for customers and thought leader in the market.

2017 has been the best year for both issuers and investors since 2006.

The growth of the Reg S bond market has been one of the defining trends of the Asian capital markets in recent years. Driven by the seemingly unstoppable rise of Asian wealth – especially deep-pocketed Chinese investors – US dollar bond sales in the region no longer depend on the participation of US institutions.

2017 was marked by a return to stability following the volatility of recent times and the rise of innovative new products, especially in the green and social sectors.

Uneven flows – how distortions in China’s data paint a very different picture of global trade.

The Indian economy accelerated in the September quarter, recording a 6.3% yoy expansion.

The regional US$ Reg S bond market has become one of the fastest growing debt capital markets worldwide.

As Australia moves beyond the mining boom, we need to secure new sources of growth to ensure our future prosperity.

This independent report for National Australia Bank (NAB) by the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University, examines the outlook for the South Korean economy and its growing importance in the Asia Pacific region.

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