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China’s special treasury bond sales squeeze market liquidity, pushing up borrowing costs


The issuance of China's special treasury bonds has started to squeeze liquidity in the bond market, pushing up yields on debt issued by other entities such as policy banks and corporates.

China Development Bank (CDB), the largest policy bank in the country, issued a 12.2 billion yuan five-year bonds at a coupon of 3.4005 per cent on Tuesday. The coupon rate was almost 40 basis points higher than the previous day's closing . . .

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