Indices to give Chinese bonds a boost

Foreign investment in China's bond market is likely to increase as Chinese bonds are included in ever-more international indices.
A new China green bond index series has been launched by FTSE Russell.
A new China green bond index series has been launched by FTSE Russell.

As Chinese bonds are included in ever-more international indices, this could pave the way for hundreds of billions of dollars to flow into China’s bond market. 

FTSE Russell recently launched a Chinese Green Bond Index Series Chinese bonds will account for 5.49% of the $53.73 trillion Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index after Chinese securities are included in phases starting in April and they may join the FTSE World Government Bond Index WGBI, a widely used benchmark that includes sovereign debt from over 20 countries, as early as September.

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