LONDON, March 29 The reflation trade that has
pushed government bond yields sharply higher over the past six
months has come to a halt, BlackRock's head of global bonds
Scott Thiel said on Wednesday.
"Fundamentally, the reflation trade that we've seen since
October has played itself out," Thiel told reporters at a
conference in London.
The rise in bond yields intensified after Donald Trump was
elected U.S. President in November, on expectations he will
enact extraordinary spending measures.
Thiel said that while expectations for tax reforms have been
scaled back after the failure to pass healthcare reforms last
week, he expected some form tax relief to be implemented.
(Reporting by Dhara Ranasinghe, Writing by Abhinav Ramnarayan;
Editing by John Geddie)