Slower growth for emerging market bonds in 2nd half of 2017 - analysts

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Cape Town – The inflow of money into emerging market debt is expected to slow down in the second half of 2017 on the back of tighter monetary policy in the US among other things, said financial services company BlackRock.

Pablo Goldberg and Sergio Trigo Paz from BlackRock’s emerging market debt team noted in a company report that they foresee a more muted second half for emerging markets after a good performance in the first half of the year with a 10.7% return on local debt.

BlackRock cited a JPMorgan report estimating that year-to-date inflows into tradeable emerging market fixed income funds are $45.3bn – the highest level for the six months of a given year in the last five years.

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