FTSE Russell to include China bonds in flagship index from October

FTSE Russell to include China bonds in flagship index from October

Highly regarded provider opens the door to future inclusion of Indian sovereign paper, adding country to watch list for its FTSE Emerging Government Bond Index (ATF) FTSE Russell said on Monday it would include Chinese sovereign bonds in its flagship index from October 31, as it hinted at later possible …

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China gets to grip with green bonds but net zero goal still way off

China gets to grip with green bonds but net zero goal still way off

The world’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide has surpassed the US this year in green bond issues but many more investors still don’t like the yields they offer China moved past the US in global green bond issues in the first quarter of this year – driven by Beijing’s goal …

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Bond gains pared as payments continue

Bond gains pared as payments continue

PBoC signal of tighter lending lifts stocks and credits, but coupon season halts advance on ATF CB50 (ATF) Chinese bonds broadly advanced Monday but the benchmark index was dragged down by the latest appetite-sapping coupon payments. Returns on credits increased after a decision to hold household lending rates down suggested …

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Inflation fears return to haunt China bonds

Inflation fears return to haunt China bonds

Financials gauge rises on hopes of cashing in on the opening of offshore leg of Chinese cross-border bond trading scheme (ATF) Returns on a key China bond index slid Thursday in line with Asian stock markets as concern that inflation will rise returned to haunt investors. Financial bonds gained after …

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Inflation concern limits China bond gains

Inflation concern limits China bond gains

Surging prices of oil and copper, as well as signals of Covid restrictions lifting, boost inflation bets (ATF) China bonds inched higher Tuesday, with gains limited by rising concern that global inflation is back on the cards. Gains were also limited by bonds on the Corporate sub-index, which reversed a …

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New Year bonds optimism sputters out

New Year bonds optimism sputters out

Coupon payment on China National Petroleum Corporation sends Enterprise sub-gauge plummeting (ATF) An early lunar new-year jump in China bonds has petered out after three days. The benchmark ATF China Bond 50 Index was little change Monday after the market reopened from the national holiday with a 0.06% leap. Gains …

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Chinese credits weather the storm

Chinese credits weather the storm

(ATF) Under normal circumstances a stumble in China’s bond market, the world’s second-biggest, would have triggered worries about cascading defaults or a massive exodus. But global investors say this is a mere hiccup as the pandemic has been speeding otherwise slow changes in the nation’s credit markets and conditions were …

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