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Asia Bonds to Steal the Show as Region Gets Back to Business

  • Reopening of economies outweighs resurgence in trade tensions
  • Global funds favor South Korean debt, Thai securities
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Global trade frictions are back in the spotlight but Asia’s developing-market bonds will hold up well as the region leads the way in recovering from the coronavirus crisis, according to money managers.

As Asia emerges from a lockdown, consumption and investments are set to fire up again, reviving economies that bore the earliest brunt of the pandemic. South Korean debt and Thai securities are among those primed to do well, investors say.