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FTSE Russell includes India bonds on watchlist for index inclusion

FTSE Russell includes India bonds on watchlist for index inclusion

(ATF) FTSE Russell has opened the door for possible inclusion of Indian government bonds – known locally as G-Secs – in one of its major global indexes. But experts say the news should be seen as a recognition of a liberalisation of India’s financial market rather than its potential to …

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FTSE Russell to include China bonds in flagship index from October

FTSE Russell to include China bonds in flagship index from October

(ATF) FTSE Russell said on Monday it would include Chinese sovereign bonds in its flagship index from October 31, as it hinted at later possible inclusion of India in an emerging market benchmark.Chinese government bonds will be added to the FTSE World Government Bond Index (WGBI) over three years from …

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China bond market opening up reveals some surprises

China bond market opening up reveals some surprises

(ATF) The opening up of China’s domestic bond market has gathered pace in the past year and revealed surprising resilience despite the recent build-up of debt and growth in defaults.Foreign participation has risen on the back of its inclusion in global bond indexes and the strength of the yuan currency …

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Stock Connect to include STAR Market stocks from Feb 1

Stock Connect to include STAR Market stocks from Feb 1

(ATF) The Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges have announced that eligible A-shares listed on mainland’s Nasdaq-style tech board will be made available for trading through the Stock Connect scheme from February 1.Starting February, shares listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s Sci-Tech Innovation Board (STAR Market) that are constituent stocks …

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China bond market now too big for West to ignore, say fund managers

China bond market now too big for West to ignore, say fund managers

China's $16 trillion sovereign debt market - a large, A+ rated market that pays 3% yields, with minimal volatility - is becoming too big to ignore, even for the most risk-averse Western investors.The nation is looking increasingly alluring for European pension funds swimming in sub-zero bond yields as ageing populations …

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Second index provider to cut Chinese companies blacklisted by US

Second major index provider cuts China companies blacklisted by US

S&P Dow Jones Indices on Thursday became the second major index provider to remove some Chinese companies from its index products following a Trump administration executive order, in the latest market disruption from persistent Sino-US tensions.Outgoing US President Donald Trump's executive order, unveiled last month, is designed to deter US …

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FTSE Russell drops eight China firms from indexes

FTSE Russell drops eight China firms from indexes

(ATF) Index provider FTSE Russell has said it will delete shares of eight Chinese companies after they were blacklisted by the United States.The eight include video security firm Hangzhou Hikvision, China Railway Construction Corp, and China Spacesat. The move, on Friday, follows a US order restricting purchase of shares in …

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