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PBoC seeks to reassure bond investors amid default concerns

July 3 marks the first anniversary of the bond connect scheme

Officials from both China and Hong Kong have sought to reassure nervous bond investors while committing to further improve financial links.

Market liberalisation initiatives including the ‘bond connect’ have attracted 70% more foreign holdings in China’s bond market within a year, but investors are now struggling with rising corporate bond default risk and a slowdown of the economy.

Today (July 3) marks the first anniversary of the bond connect scheme, a major move in China’s capital account

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