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BlackRock Bond ETFs Fuel Surge In Europe-Based China Funds: FT
BlackRock's head office in New York is seen in this July 2018 photo by Reuters.

(AF) A twenty-five percent rise in assets put into Europe-based China funds this year has been fuelled by exchange-traded bond funds run by BlackRock, the Financial Times reported.

Its iShares China CNY Bond UCITS ETF pulled in €4.5 billion in the year through July and the BlackRock GF China Bond fund attracted €3.6bn, the two biggest-selling funds, the report stated. A total of €37 billion was sunk into China assets from Europe this year, taking assets under management to €156 billion, it added. Full report: Financial Times.


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