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Friday August 15, 2003
Asian bonds in local currency preferred, says Japan vice-minister

THE issuance of Asian bonds denominated in the local currency of the respective countries in the region would be preferred upon establishment of the Asian Bond Market, Japan's Senior Vice Minister of Finance, Takayoshi Taniguchi, said.

He said it was important for the countries in the Asian region to issue bonds in their own currency, event though it was a general practice to issue bonds in the US dollar.

“We want to see Asean+3 countries issue bonds denominated in their own currencies.

“However, we can't achieve that straight away,” said Taniguchi.

For that, he said, a good and solid capital market would have to be established in the region.

He said the Japanese government was willing to provide maximum intellectual and technical assistance to countries in need.

The private sector must also play its part, he said.

Taniguchi added that the difference in the degree of maturity in the capital market of each country in the region should also be looked into.

He was speaking to reporters in Kuala Lumpur yesterday after meeting with Second Finance Minister Datuk Dr Jamaludin Mohd Jarjis, Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz and Institute of Strategic and International Studies director-general Tan Sri Dr Noordin Sopiee.

Among other things, Taniguchi said the meeting yesterday was to further foster and nurture the Asian Bond Market concept.

He said the Asian region was known for its high savings.

Therefore there was need to introduce a mechanism through which the high savings could be channelled for long-term investment in the region.

During his discussions with Zeti, Taniguchi said it was also agreed that there was a need to internationalise the Japanese yen.

He said compared with the strength of the Japanese economy, the share of the yen in circulation throughout the world was rather low.

“We would like to see more yen used and circulated globally and gain more share in the world.

“And I think that will be in the national interest of Japan,” he said.

Asked whether the implementation of the Asian Bond Market was within its time frame, by the end of this year, Taniguchi said it would depend on the findings of the reports by six working groups that had been set up under the Asean+3 process. – Bernama

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