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  • Chinese government, central bank talk up bonds

    Some of the most powerful organs of the Chinese government are doing their best to calm nerves in the domestic bond market. Local governments once again voiced their support for widespread bond issuance this week, while the central bank tried to convince investors not to fret over default risk. Addison Gong reports.

    • 26 Feb 2020
  • Chinese banks return to CGB futures market after 25 years

    The China Securities Regulatory Commission has reopened the Chinese government bond (CGB) futures market to commercial banks and insurers after a 25-year ban, kicking off a pilot programme.

    • 24 Feb 2020
  • Creditors pull back from frontier markets

    Frontier market bond issuance dropped in 2019, with sovereign issuance at its lowest figure since 2011, amid signs that private-sector creditors are pulling back from riskier countries.

    • 20 Feb 2020
  • Chinese local governments rely more on bonds amid virus outbreak

    Local government bond issuance in China had a record start in 2020, until the Covid-19 outbreak put a dent in the pace of deals. While new transactions announced by a number of provinces this week have signalled a revival, bond issuance alone may not be enough to fill a gap in governments’ funding needs. Addison Gong reports.

    • 20 Feb 2020
  • Local governments resume bond issuance amid outbreak

    Local government bond issuance in China had a record start in 2020, until the coronavirus outbreak put a dent in the pace of deals. But funding plans announced by a number of provinces this week could signal a revival in the market.

    • 18 Feb 2020
  • HSBC plans to slim down rates, derivs, equities in Europe

    HSBC’s new strategic plan involves numerous changes to its investment banking division, including shifting resources to Asia and the Middle East, reducing the scale of many operations in the European markets business, and combining product functions with commercial banking.

    • 18 Feb 2020