ChinaÆs expanding domestic bond market

Record volumes, standardised issuing procedures and foreign participation signal a maturing market for Chinese corporate bonds.

China's domestic bond market is growing as a means to provide an alternative source of funding for the country's companies, which have relied too heavily on easy access to bank loans. The expansion has also encouraged its regulators to open up access to foreign firms and allow greater innovation within the market.

The regulators have gradually opened up the onshore corporate bond market, allowing for diversification of issuer, investor and structure....

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