The Impact of Macroeconomic Factors on the Yield Curve in Emerging Markets: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa
55 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2018
Date Written: November 12, 2018
We investigate the impact of local and global macroeconomic factors on Eurobonds and local currency issued bonds in Sub-Saharan Africa, at different points on the yield curve. Using a unique proprietary data set collected from local authorities, central banks and independent international sources over the period 2001-2016, we find the local monetary policy interest rate and the balance of trade to impact both local currency bond yields and Eurobonds; global risk aversion, as proxied by the VIX index, to impact only the Eurobonds and much more the commodity importing countries; and the explanatory power of most models to be high.
Keywords: yield curve, bond markets, emerging market economies, Sub-Saharan Africa
JEL Classification: E43; E44; F34; G15; H63
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