Companies allowed to issue B&R bonds2018-03-19
China's securities regulator said on Friday that it will allow domestic and overseas companies to issue bonds in the onshore stock exchanges to finance projects related with the Belt and Road Initiative.
Local government debt to be swapped2018-03-19
China plans to further transfer 1.73 trillion yuan ($270.8 billion) of existing less-transparent local government debt into bonds by August to strengthen debt management and control potential risks.
China to be top issuer of local govt bonds2018-03-19
China is likely to become the world's largest local government bond issuer within five years - given the fast growth of the Chinese version of municipal bonds - as a way to facilitate debt restructuring reforms and further strengthen fiscal consolidation.
New measures to lower bond default risks2018-03-19
The nation's top economic regulator is strengthening assessments of possible corporate bond defaults at local levels to keep risks from threatening the financial system.
Regulators tighten rules for bond trading to curb risks2018-03-19
China's financial regulators have tightened rules for bond trading, a move that may exert short-term selling pressure on the bond market but will help reduce excessive leverage and curb risks in the country's financial system, analysts said.
Sales of bonds look set to rise this year2018-03-19
More Chinese companies are expected to sell bonds in overseas markets this year, continuing the trend in 2017 as they seek to take advantage of lower financing costs in offshore markets and a stronger domestic currency, analysts said.
LGFVs target more capital via bond issues2018-03-19
Bond issuance by local government financing vehicles (LGFVs) is likely to rebound in the offshore market next year; in fact, a number of them are already waiting in line, seeking regulator's approval, according to analysts.
Bond floats by property firms surge2018-03-19
Bond issuances by Chinese property developers have surged in the past few months, triggering fears of higher financing costs and the need to supplement cash flows, said analysts.
BC makes second Panda Bond issue2018-03-19
The Canadian province of British Columbia made its second yuan-denominated bond issue of 1 billion yuan ($151 million) in the Chinese market on Wednesday, supporting the development of the domestic interbank market while anticipating a further opening of the financial sector.