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United States Treasury Security

5pc profit awaits some iBond holders

Retail investors can expect to reap a quick profit of about 5 per cent, or HK$500 per HK$10,000 of investment, on the second batch of inflation-linked bonds issued by the Hong Kong government.

Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am

Eurobonds unlikely to tempt Asia investors

Scrambling to find solutions to the euro zone debt crisis, Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, and other influential voices have floated the idea of a new type of bond.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Ask our experts

The expert panel is queried on vexing topics of investor concern.

Carl Berrisford (analyst, UBS Wealth Management Research) is asked: What is operation twist?

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing to seek 15b yuan in Hong Kong bond offer

The Ministry of Finance will raise 15 billion yuan through the sale of bonds in Hong Kong on Wednesday next week, marking the city's third issue of yuan-denominated sovereign bonds.

10 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Everyone hates iBonds but the public

Most pundits have ended up eating humble pie on the iBonds. After denigrating the new inflation-protected bonds issued by the government, they were shocked that the price of the bonds shot up 6.7 per cent on Friday, their first day of trading. Sure, the bonds went down a bit yesterday, but they're still 5.7 per cent above their issue price, at HK$100 apiece.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Japan quake and debt crisis also shake MPF

The earthquake in Japan and Europe's sovereign debt crisis shook markets worldwide in the first half of this year, leaving the city's Mandatory Provident Fund with a meagre 1.4 per cent average return, according to data from Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Legislators back civil servants on pay

The government is under increasing pressure to reconsider a proposal to cut the pay of senior civil servants, with lawmakers voicing their objections yesterday.

Legislators scrutinising the pay cut bill called for the administration to return it to the Executive Council for reappraisal because the economy was showing signs of recovery.

7 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Beijing's US Treasury bonds reach US$682b

The mainland's holdings of United States Treasury bonds grew US$29 billion to US$681.9 billion at the end of November last year, the fifth consecutive month that the nation amassed more US-issued debt.

In September last year, the mainland overtook Japan to become the biggest holder of Treasury bonds, according to US Department of the Treasury data.

20 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Fund raisers turn to fixed-income deals

Bond issuers seek a combined 110 billion yuan

Government departments, banks and companies announced their plans to raise a combined 110 billion yuan in the mainland's burgeoning bond market yesterday, signalling a trend that more entities will turn to fixed-income instruments for funding amid rising interest rates and credit tightening.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Treasury sell-down report denied

The US president, the US treasury secretary and mainland economists yesterday dismissed a British news report saying Beijing had warned of a retaliatory sell-off of US treasuries.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing's latest measures cause glitch in market

Tax cut and bond sale expected to have a short-term effect

Mainland stocks tumbled as investors fretted about the 1.55 trillion yuan special bond sale and a cut in the deposit interest tax, both approved by the country's top legislative body yesterday.

30 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

New rules should boost bond market

Some time in the next few weeks, Beijing is going to introduce new regulations making it easier for companies to borrow money by issuing bonds. The new rules will be an important step towards building a working bond market; something the mainland needs badly.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Minsheng eyes 20b yuan debt sale

China Minsheng Banking Corp is tapping the country's interbank bond market for the first time this year, selling 20 billion yuan worth of bonds to refinance debt and improve its financial position.

The new issue would help Minsheng cut liquidity risks by improving the structure of its debt with stable medium and long-term capital, Shanghai Far East Credit Rating said.

19 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Industrial Bank plans 19b yuan bond issue

Industrial Bank, a commercial lender based in Fuzhou, said it would offer up to 19 billion yuan in financial bonds to improve its lending capability.

The bank, in which Hang Seng Bank has a 12.78 per cent stake, said it would put seven billion yuan of three-year bonds and 12 billion yuan of five-year bonds on sale in the national interbank market next Tuesday.

23 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Agile lines up US$200m bond issue

Analysts warn of weak investor sentiment after Ocean Grand collapse and recent rating downgrades

12 Aug 2006 - 12:00am