Bond Market

Hongkongers wait outside a bank in Kwun Tong earlier this month to subscribe to the third issue of iBonds. Photo: Dickson Lee

525,000 subscribers flock to iBonds

More than half a million Hongkongers - a total of 525,359 - subscribed for the third batch of government inflation-linked bonds, up more than threefold from 155,835 applications for the first batch in 2011 and 58 per cent up on the 332,467 who applied for last year's batch.