Foreign Institutional Investors Hold 2.43 Trillion Yuan in Chinese Bonds as of End of May

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Holdings of Chinese bonds by foreign institutional investors has risen further past the 2.4 trillion yuan threshold in the month of May.

Figures from China Central Depository and Clearing and the Shanghai Clearing House indicate that as of the end of May 2020 foreign institutional investors held 2.43 trillion yuan in Chinese bonds (approx. USD$343.61 billion), for an increase of 114.6 billion yuan compared to the end of April.

Foreign institutional investors currently account for 2.6% of the Chinese bond market balance.

In May foreign institutional investors increased their holdings of China’s policy financial bonds by 59.7 billion yuan, and their holdings of sovereign bonds by 54.8 billion yuan.

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