BUSINESS China's local gov't bond issuance drops in October

BUSINESS

China's local gov't bond issuance drops in October

Xinhua

22:31, November 30, 2019

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BEIJING, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- China's local governments issued fewer bonds in October, official data showed.

The value of local government bonds issued in October totaled 96.46 billion yuan (about 13.7 billion U.S. dollars), down from 219.6 billion yuan in September, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF).

In the first 10 months, local governments issued nearly 4.28 trillion yuan in bonds, including 2.53 trillion yuan worth of special-purpose local government bonds aimed at providing financial support for public-interest projects.

MOF data also showed outstanding local government debt amounted to 21.38 trillion yuan at the end of October, below the official ceiling of 24.08 trillion yuan set for the year.


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