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Read the latest issue of The Context, our Financial Intelligence newsletter. The Context contains a selection of thought leadership articles from around the globe, spanning a host of asset classes to give you value-added insight into key themes affecting macroeconomics, markets and fund flows. Click here for The Context pdf.

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    China Insight: Liquidity Remains Tight, Despite Sizeable MLF

    By Tim Cheung 21 Sep 2020

    PBOC on 15 September conducted a CNY600bn 1-year medium-term lending facility (MLF), more than enough to roll over the same type of facility (sized at CNY200bn) that expired in the same week. Despite the rate being unchanged at 2.95%, the facility size was large enough to stir up speculation over a possible re-emergence of a looser liquidity environment before and after the upcoming Golden Week holiday. However, what actually happened over the rest of the week suggested the surprisingly large MLF operation was mainly aimed at supporting market sentiment before the CGB auction held on 16 September. As soon as the auction was wrapped up, PBOC immediately showed its reluctance to let liquidity go any looser again. On 17 Sep, PBOC only conducted a small-sized 7-day OMO reverse repo, resulting in a re-emergence of net liquidity withdrawal.

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    Viewpoint: 2020 has already proved to be another record year for ESG issuance

    17 Sep 2020

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