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China’s Local Bond Issuance Hits a Record $210bn in June – Nikkei

Local administrations issued bonds to the tune of 1.41 trillion yuan ($210 billion) up till Sunday June 26, which was an 80% jump from a year ago, and that total could rise further

New bank loans plunged in China in July.
Household loans, including mortgages, fell to 121.7 billion yuan in July from 848.2 billion in June, while corporate loans slid to 288 billion yuan from 2.2 trillion, the latest data revealed on Friday shows. File photo: Reuters.


China local bond issues climbed to a record in June as local administrations across the country rallied to stimulate an economy devastated by a wave of Covid-19 lockdowns in recent months, Nikkei Asia reported, citing Chinese media reports.

Local administrations issued bonds to the tune of 1.41 trillion yuan (about $210 billion) until June 26 – an 80% jump from a year ago and above the previous monthly record of 1.3 trillion yuan in May 2020, the report said, adding that the total this month may top 1.5 trillion yuan after scheduled issuances to Thursday June 30 are included.

Read the full report: Nikkei Asia.




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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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