International investors return for LGFV bonds

Chinese local government debt issuance ramped up in the first quarter of 2019, with investors at home and abroad more enthusiastic about offshore bonds from local government financing vehicles (LGFVs). But they continue to be selective over which credits they buy — just as more deals are set to be launched, writes Addison Gong.

  • By Addison Gong
  • 25 Apr 2019

Offshore LGFV issuance for the first quarter of 2019 was slightly behind what was seen in the first quarter of 2018, but the figure for the full year-to-date has now moved ahead — albeit only marginally — after six LGFVs raised $1.16bn in April, according to Dealogic.

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Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 19.93
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 13.40
3 China Merchants Securities Co 12.94
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 7.84
5 China Securities 6.54

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