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Ministry of Finance to Issue Local Government Bonds

The Ministry of Finance announced that it plans, for the first time, to issue 41.6 billion yuan in local government bonds for the following seven regions: Qingdao, Guangxi, Chongqing, Shanxi, Gansu, Hainan, and Xinjiang. The bonds are for either a three year or five year term. The three year bonds are valued at 20.6 billion yuan and the five year bonds are valued at 21 billion yuan. Shanxi has the largest share totaling 8.5 billion yuan while Qingdao has lowest share totaling 1.5 billion yuan.

The on sale date for the three year bonds is June 15, 2012, while the five year bonds will be sold on June 29, 2012.

Source: People’s Daily, June 8, 2012