Rosie Slater

Rosie Slater


LPR expected to remain unchanged; investor optimism high, says analyst

LPR expected to remain unchanged; investor optimism high, says analyst

(ATF) The ATF indexes rose ahead of the monthly Loan Prime Rate (LPR) fixing due to take place on Monday, which will be a key focus for bond markets next week. The LPR is expected to remain unchanged, at 3.85% for the one-year and 4.65% for the over five-year, underscoring ...

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Banks extend gains, boost flagship bond index

Banks extend gains, boost flagship index

(ATF) Banks boosted the flagship China Bond 50 index on Thursday, extending yesterday’s gains and posting the largest increases of the day. The CB50 gauge rose 0.01%, along with the ATF ALLINDEX Financial, Enterprise, and Local Governments. These climbed 0.02% and 0.01% respectively. Only the ATF ALLINDEX Corporates closed down, ...

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Indexes close mixed; banks lead gains

Indexes close mixed; banks lead gains

(ATF) The ATF indexes posted a mixed performance on Wednesday, with the flagship China Bond 50 index remaining steady, the ATF ALLINDEX Financial closing positive and climbing 0.02%, and the ATF ALLINDEX Enterprise, Corporates and Local Governments slipping 0.01%, 0.01% and 0.10% respectively. Financial names led the gains of the ...

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ATF index gauges rise as benchmark lending rate held steady

ATF index gauges rise as benchmark lending rate held steady

(ATF) The ATF indexes all crept up 0.01% on Tuesday, as the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) injected 600 billion yuan ($88.5bn) into the banking system via its medium-term lending facility (MLF) at the unchanged rate of 2.95%. Overall, the consensus among analysts is that the post-COVID monetary policy cycle ...

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ATF indexes rise; markets watch PBoC for MLF rate

ATF indexes rise; markets watch PBoC for MLF rate

(ATF) Most of the ATF indexes rose on Monday, as investors anticipate no rate cut on China’s Medium-Term Lending facility (MLF) this week. The flagship China Bond 50 index gained 0.02%, and the ATF ALLINDEX Financial, Corporates and Local Governments rose 0.03% each. Only the ATF ALLINDEX Enterprise closed in ...

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China bonds mixed ahead of MLF decision

China bonds mixed ahead of MLF injection

(ATF) Chinese corporate bonds fell for a third consecutive week as the central bank showed few signs it would add more stimulus to the economy. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) offers its latest decision on the Medium-Term Lending Facility (MLF) on September 15. But policy makers are expected to ...

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Industrial and financial names post biggest ATF index moves

Industrial and financial names post biggest ATF index moves

(ATF) The ATF index closed mixed on Wednesday, with Bank of Communications posting the biggest loss of the day and Shanghai Electric recording the most significant gain. Bank of Communications bonds retreated 0.82%, and dragged down the flagship China Bond 50 index and the ATF ALLINDEX Financial, contributing to both ...

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