As we enter the final two months of 2019, State Street Global Advisors thought it would be helpful to evaluate what has been an eventful year so far and its impact on the bond markets.
The prospect of a prolonged US-China trade war and the unrest in Hong Kong are concerns for American family investors, but they are not ready to cut allocations to Asia.
Investors are weighing up the risks from a China-US dispute with no end in sight. Market experts say some countries and industries could potentially stand to benefit.
With technology transfer at the heart of the trade dispute between the US and China, Asian observers give their views on what the Xi-Trump meeting will ultimately mean for China.
For some strategists, Asian bond markets are justified in currently pricing in only a low probability of a damaging trade war triggered by tensions between the US and China.
US tariffs on aluminium and steel could open the door for broader protectionist measures, and Asia remains very vulnerable, according to wealth and asset managers.