Hong Kong unveils Southbound Bond Connect start date, first platform for offshore investors

Mark Battersby
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The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the People's Bank of China (PBoC) have officially announced that Southbound trading under the cross-border Bond Connect will start on Friday 24 September. The aim is to provide mainland institutional investors with a convenient and secure channel to invest in the Hong Kong bond market via connections between mainland and Hong Kong financial institutions, HKMA said in the statement yesterday (15 September).  To date, 2,733 global institutional investors have been approved to use the northbound Bond Connect to access China's $17.5trn bond mark...

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