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Investors find safety in Chinese bonds, Technology, sustainability and governance in smart cities

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Investors find safety in Chinese bonds, Technology, sustainability and governance in smart cities

Wednesday 21 October 2020  –   Vol.11 Ed.43.3

Commentary: Investors find safety in Chinese bonds

By Eugene Leow, Duncan Tan, Chang Wei Liang and Nathan Chow

Access to China’s bond market has improved in recent years as Beijing has taken steps to liberalise the country’s financial system. Much has been written about the return benefits of diversifying into Chinese government bonds. They also offer important hedging properties. Global investors tend to spread bets across US, European and Japanese debt. But these traditional markets are no longer as attractive, and investors are turning increasingly to Chinese government bonds.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Podcast: Sustainability in smart cities

Climate change is causing pollution, population pressures and resource scarcities. There is an urgent need for innovative policies and technologies that can make cities safer and more efficient, connected and sustainable. Paul Kent, global infrastructure head of smart cities at KPMG, and Paul Lam, digital strategy lead at the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, join OMFIF’s Brandon Chye to explore the development, financing and management of smart cities.

Listen to the recording, or search ‘OMFIF’ on your smartphone’s podcast app.

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