June 21, 2019
|Govt. Bond Yields||Latest Yield||Previous Day||Previous Week||YTD|
|2 Year||1.779||0.0||0.0||▼ 4.0|
|5 Year||1.481||0.0||0.0||▼ 78.3|
|10 Year||1.513||▲ 1.7||▼ 9.4||▼ 49.4|
* Government bond yield changes are expressed in basis points.
|Currencies||Latest Rate||Previous Day||Previous Week||YTD|
|HKD per USD||7.814||▲ 0.0||▲ 0.2||▲ 0.2|
|HKD per JPY||0.073||▲ 0.0||▼ 1.0||▼ 2.0|
* Exchange rate changes are expressed as a percentage change.
|Interest Rates||Latest Rate||Previous Day||Previous Week||YTD|
|1D HIBOR||2.262||▲ 37.8||▲ 52.9||▼ 234.2|
|3M HIBOR||2.408||▲ 0.1||▲ 1.0||▲ 8.2|
* Interest rate changes are expressed in basis point change.
|Policy Rates||Latest Rate
|Discount Window Base Rate||2.750||▲ 25.0||0.0|
* Policy rate changes are expressed in basis point change.
|Regional Rating Institutions|
|Non-Regional Rating Institutions|
ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide is a comprehensive explanation of the region’s bond markets. It provides
various information such as the history, legal and regulatory framework, specific characteristics of the
market, trading and transaction, and other relevant information. The Hong Kong, China Bond Market
Guide is an outcome of the strong support and kind contributions of ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum
members and experts, particularly from Hong Kong, China. The report should be recognized as a
collective good to support bond market development among ASEAN+3 members.
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Hong Kong, China's local currency (LCY) government bond yield curve exhibited mixed movements between 1 March and 8 May. Yields rose an average of 43 basis points (bps) for bonds with maturities of 2 years or less. For bonds with maturities of 10 years or more, yields fell an average of 14 bps. Yields barely moved between the 3-year and 7-year tenor, falling an average of 4 bps for 3-year and 5-year tenors, and rising less than 1 bp for 7-year bonds.
Hong Kong, China's LCY bonds
outstanding reached HKD1,960 billion at the end of March, up 0.5% q-o-q in Q1 2019 from 1.2% q-o-q
in Q4 2018 due to a decline in the government bond segment coupled with
marginal growth in the corporate bond segment. On a year-on-year basis, Growth climbed to 3.7% in
Q1 2019 from 2.3% in Q4 2018, driven mainly by the corporate bond segment.
In May, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority launched three sets of measures to support and promote Hong Kong, China’s green finance development at the HKMA Green Finance Forum. These measures include (i) green and sustainable banking, (ii) responsible investment and, and (III) a Centre for Green Finance. Green and sustainable banking involves developing a common framework to assess the "greenness baseline" of banks, engaging relevant stakeholders in consultations, and monitoring and evaluating banks' progress in meeting targets.
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