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An eagle eye on China local bond issuance:-
11 Mar 2020 – Chengdu Tianfu New Area Investment Group Co., Ltd. to issue RMB12 billion corporate bonds in two equal trenches for a maximum term of 15 years. Each trench of RMB3 billion will be used for developing industry parks, new innovation, cultural tourism and eco-protection. RMB3 billion will be working capitals.
9 Mar 2020 – Lianbao Investment Development Co., Ltd. of Lianhua County, Jiangxi Province to issue not more than RMB800 million of bonds, not open to public.
5 Mar 2020 – Guangxi Beibu Gulf Investment Group Co., Ltd. to issue not more than RMB15 billion of bonds with a maximum term of seven years.
What to watch
2 Apr 2020 - CCPIT Guangzhou Sub-Council has compiled a list of manufacturers producing medical materials and goods - the Epidemic Prevention and Control Suppliers or Manufacturers in Guangzhou, First Edition.
28 Feb 2020 – China imported 3.39 million tons of sugar in 2019, 590,000 tons more than the year before.
3 Feb 2020 – Just the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and its local offices have released RMB47 billion of funds for fighting the coronavirus as of mid-night 3 February, putting the funding on treating and rescuing patients, adding more nurses and medical staff, buying medical equipment and rapid diagnosis and testing agents, etc.
3 Feb 2020 – The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) conducted an open market operation today to release about RMB1.2 trillion of funds, ensuring adequate liquidity in the money market.
18 Dec 2019 - Jiangsu Zhongshan Hotel Group Co., Ltd. issued RMB400 million of medium-term notes in the interbank market of China.
Euler Hermes launches Trade Match to help companies identify export risks and opportunities
Up-dating China economics
Time: Jan-Feb 2020
Retail sales of consumer goods: RMB5.213 trillion (-20.5%)
- Urban: RMB4.4881 trillion (-20.7%)
- Rural: RMB724.9 billion (-19%)
- Restaurant sales: RMB419.4 bn (-43.1%)
- Retail sales: RMB4.7936 trillion (-17.6%)
- Foodstuff: RMB259.1 billion (9.7%)
- Clothing, footwear, knitted wear: RMB153.4 billion (-30.9%)
- Jewelry: RMB27.7 billion (-41.1%)
- Household electronics, audio-video products: RMB80.5 billion (-30%)
- Petroleum and products: RMB223.9 billion (-26.2%)
- Automobiles: RMB365.4 billion (-37%)
- Construction and decoration goods: RMB15.2 billion (-30.5%)
Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China
A matter of fact -
China's 17 pilot free trade zones (FTZs):
- Shanghai (approved in 2013)
- Tianjin (2014)
- Guangdong province (2014)
- Fujian province (2014)
- Liaoning province (cities of Dalian, Shenyang, Yingkou)
- Henan province (Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang)
- Zhejiang province (Zhoushan)
- Hubei province (Wuhan, Xiangyang, Yichang)
- Chongqing (Liangjiang, Xiyung, Guoyuan)
- Sichuan province (Chengdu)
- Shaanxi province (Xi'an)
- Shandong province (2019)
- Jiangsu province (2019)
- Guangxi Autonomous Region (2019)
- Hebei province (2019)
- Yunnan province (2019)
- Heilongjiang province (2019)