Emerging Markets Economics

Frontier Markets Monthly Wrap

27 June, 2018

Frontier dollar bonds under pressure

Emerging market dollar bonds have struggled over the past month, but those in frontier markets have typically fared much worse. Of course, risky assets in general have sold off amid fears of a global trade war. Among frontiers, spreads have ballooned in Venezuela as the country teeters on the brink of an outright default. But one common theme is growing concerns over the sharp rise in sovereign dollar debt issuance in recent years. Indeed, some of the largest widening of spreads have come in those

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