HK-China Green Bond Connect plans divide market opinion

The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) said it is working with Hong Kong’s stock exchange to launch Green Bond Connect, an initiative to help Bond Connect investors identify Chinese bonds that meet international green standards. But market participants are divided on whether such an initiative is necessary. Noah Sin reports.

  • By Noah Sin
  • 07 Sep 2017

While Bond Connect has thrown open the door to the entire interbank bond market, some foreign investors have had their eyes fixed on one segment of it — green bonds.

It is hard to blame them. The Chinese green bond market grew from almost nothing to $36.2bn of ...

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