The Solana shopping mall in Beijing stands almost empty on 12 February 2020. The disease caused by the novel coronavirus has been officially named Covid-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Photo: EPA-EFE

Funding the coronavirus fight: Chinese companies sell US$4.1 billion in bonds to shore up finances as economy falters

  • Legend Holdings, China State Shipbuilding, Central China Real Estate are among the borrowers that are tapping the capital market with “anti-epidemic bonds” amid virus outbreak
  • The Chinese bonds are among the US$9 billion of offshore deals by Asian borrowers signed since end of January
Topic |   Bonds

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The Solana shopping mall in Beijing stands almost empty on 12 February 2020. The disease caused by the novel coronavirus has been officially named Covid-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Photo: EPA-EFE
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Alison Tudor-Ackroyd

Alison Tudor-Ackroyd

Alison is the Post's Finance Editor. Previously, she was Managing Editor of FinanceAsia; The Wall Street Journal's Asia Pacific Senior Finance Correspondent and before that Reuters' Asia Private Equity Correspondent. She has more than 20 years' experience reporting on finance while based in London, Milan, Paris, Tokyo and now Hong Kong. Alison has moderated panels at numerous summits from Sibos, Milken to Rise. In 2018, she was named Fintech Journalist of the Year and won Outstanding Contribution to Journalism in Asian press awards.