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People's Republic of China

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April 13, 2021
Change From
Govt. Bond Yields Latest Yield Previous Day Previous Week YTD
2 Year 2.704 4.0 3.8 0.6
5 Year 2.981 4.7 6.2 ▲ 4.1
10 Year 3.169 2.2 3.8 ▲ 2.3

* Government bond yield changes are expressed in basis points.

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Currencies Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
CNY per USD 6.544 ▲ 0.1 0.1 0.3
CNY per JPY 0.060 0.2 0.7 ▲ 5.1

* Exchange rate changes are expressed as a percentage change.

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Policy Rates
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Policy Rates Latest Rate
(2-Sep-2020)
Previous Rate
(1-Sep-2020)
YTD
Rate
1-year Medium-term
Lending Facility Rate
2.950     0.0     0.0

* Policy rate changes are expressed in basis point change.

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Sovereign Ratings
Agency Rating Outlook Date
Regional Rating Institutions
R&I AA- stable 2019-12-25
RAM AA3 stable 2019-07-18
Non-Regional Rating Institutions
Fitch A+ stable 2019-11-19
S&P A+ stable 2019-09-30

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ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide 2019: People's Republic of China


Published by the ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum (ABMF) in collaboration with the ADB as its secretariat, the two-volume guide contains detailed information on bond market infrastructure; transaction flows, including information on matching, settlement cycles, and numbering; and the regulatory framework and market practices in the Peoples's Republic of China (PRC). View Report

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Market Summary



Size and Composition

The People’s Republic of China’s outstanding local currency bonds grew 3.3% quarter-on-quarter to CNY101.4 trillion (USD15.5 trillion) at the end of December 2020, slower than the 5.4% quarter-on-quarter growth in the earlier quarter. The decline was largely due to lower issuance in local government and policy bank bonds. On a year-on-year basis, bonds outstanding grew 20.5%.

Notable Corporate Bond Issuances in Q4 2020

Total corporate bond issuance in the People’s Republic of China declined 4.4% quarter-on-quarter but rose 22.9% year-on-year to CNY4.6 trillion. The quarter saw a number of perpetual bond issues from financial institutions.

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