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3 Jan 2017 (AFR) – Bond markets point to inflection point

(3 January 2017, AFR, p27, by John Kehoe)

‘Financial markets may be at a major inflection point entering 2017 that sharply reverses the three decade decline in long-term US interest rates. The 10-year US Treasury yield is a proxy for global borrowing costs. If the post US election rebound in market interest rates continues on bets of a Donald Trump reflation era the financial shake-out will be felt around the world. With global public and private debt ballooning at a record $US152 trillion or 225 per cent of world GDP according to the International Monetary Fund, no asset class would be immune.’

Read more at AFR.com (might need AFR login access, or try: AFR.com/trial)

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