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  • China unveils settlement cycle choices ahead of Bond Connect

    Foreign institutional investors can settle their trades on a T+2 basis in China’s interbank bond market (CIBM), according to a June 29 announcement. The move will boost international investors’ confidence in accessing the Mainland fixed income market, according to participants.

    • 30 Jun 2017
  • Bond Connect quota debated as first trading platforms announced

    Details around the Bond Connect are still trickling in just a week from the expected July 3 launch, with some analysts raising the spectre of a last minute U-turn by PBoC on its decision not to have aggregate quotas over the scheme.

    • 27 Jun 2017
  • PBoC eases FX restriction for Bond Connect investors

    Foreign investors using the Bond Connect will not be required to exchange their renminbi back to foreign currencies even after selling their bonds, if they intend to re-invest that money in onshore Chinese bonds, according to new interim rules for Bond Connect published by PBoC on June 21.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • MSCI A-share inclusion presents China with to-do list

    China may have got its second big win on the global stage, after the inclusion of the RMB in the SDR, on Wednesday when MSCI decided to add A-shares to its emerging markets index, but that does not mean the authorities can now rest on the laurels. The small weighting given to A-shares by MSCI is just one indication of how much China still has to do to upgrade its capital markets.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • Markets not holding breath over A-shares inclusion

    The fate of Chinese A-shares in the MSCI emerging market index will be known on June 21 at about 4.30am Hong Kong time. While the likelihood of inclusion has gone up after MSCI’s latest consultation paper from March, experts are not expecting sizable capital inflows into Chinese equities to follow.

    • 20 Jun 2017
  • Bond Connect launch expected July 3, no onshore hedging allowed

    The Bond Connect will likely make its debut on July 3, Tae Yoo, head of client business development at the Hong Kong Exchange, told an industry event on Tuesday. While a full blueprint for the scheme is yet to be provided, what is clear is that Bond Connect investors will not have access to the onshore hedging market.

    • 20 Jun 2017
  • This week in renminbi: June 12, 2017

    People’s Bank of China (PBoC) plans new bitcoin regulations, Stock Connect southbound flows hit new highs, financing costs of renminbi bonds are cheaper offshore than onshore for the first time in 28 months.

    • 12 Jun 2017
  • RMB round-up: FX reserves rise for fourth consecutive month, China to open up domestic futures market, Ford China’s financial arm issues RMB bonds

    China’s FX reserves rise for the fourth consecutive month in May, a Chinese securities regulator says the country will start allowing foreign investors to trade commodities futures onshore, and Ford Motor’s onshore financial arm issues RMB-denominated bonds.

    • 09 Jun 2017
  • Southbound Bond Connect unlikely before 2019, says HKEX

    Bond Connect will only provide northbound trading for the next few years, Charles Li, chief executive of the Hong Kong Exchange, has said.

    • 08 Jun 2017