About 35 billion yuan of ten-year special treasury bonds were
released on Monday, the second batch of a total 200 billion yuan in
treasury bonds to be made available to the general public.
The Chinese Ministry of Finance launched the first batch of
15-year special treasury bonds valuing 31.97 billion yuan on Sept.
The ministry said the second batch of bonds, on offer from Sept.
24-26, have an annual yield of 4.46 percent, and will be tradable
from Sept. 28 through the national inter-bank bond market and stock
Another batch of 32-billion-yuan bonds will be issued from Sept.
27 to Oct. 9 and will be tradable from Oct. 12, said the
The ministry announced on Sept. 10 that it would issue 200
billion yuan in special treasury bonds as part of a plan to raise
1.55 trillion yuan to fund the country's new foreign exchange
"The bond selling to the public will help ease liquidity,
prevent the economy from overheating and strengthen the
macro-control policy," the ministry said.
The special treasury bonds will be issued in two groups, with
the first 100 billion yuan to be issued this month in three phases,
while the sale of the remaining 100 billion yuan is scheduled for
the fourth quarter.
Private investors can trade the bonds through the pilot
commercial banks - branches of the Industrial and Commercial Bank
of China, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China and China
Construction Bank, said the ministry.
In June, China's legislature approved the issuance of 1.55
trillion yuan of special treasury bonds by the Ministry of Finance
to buy 200 billion US dollars of the foreign exchange reserve for a
state investment firm to better use the country's huge foreign
At the end of August, the ministry issued 600 billion yuan of
special treasury bonds targeting the country's commercial banks
with an annual interest rate of 4.3 percent.
(Xinhua News Agency September 25, 2007)