CHINA China Development Bank to issue $5.3 bln bonds via 'connect' initiative


China Development Bank to issue $5.3 bln bonds via 'connect' initiative

19:35, July 02, 2018

China Development Bank (CDB), a major policy bank, is expected to issue 35 billion yuan ($5.29 billion) financial bonds to global investors on July 3 under a “bond connect” plan as the initiative marks its one-year anniversary.


In this Jan 9, 2017 photo, the logo of the China Development Bank is seen at a building in Beijing, China. (Photo: VCG)

This latest issue will include five products with maturity dates of one year, three years, five years, seven years and 10 years. It is also the first time the policy bank will offer long-term bonds in the over-the-counter market.

Three institutions -- Bank of China (Hong Kong), Credit Agricole, and Ping An Securities (Hong Kong) -- have been hired to work as global coordinators for the plan. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China, Bank of Nanjing and Bank of Ningbo will issue the bonds to the domestic public through their outlets and electronic channels.

Zhang Xuguang, CDB's deputy president, said the "bond connect" mechanism has promoted the purchase of RMB assets by global investors, further expanded the use of offshore RMB, and promoted the orderly opening of China's capital market.

CDB will continue its close cooperation and innovation with domestic and foreign institutions, Zhang said. 

On July 4 last year, CDB launched its first global offering of the "Bond Connect" financial bond with a total value of 20 billion yuan, later making it a routine practice for other projects to link China's market with overseas investors.

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