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Central govt planning mainland-Hong Kong bond market connect: Premier Li

Updated: Mar 15,2017 1:02 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Premier Li Keqiang said on March 15 the central government is planning to establish a bond market connect between the mainland and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on a trial basis this year, allowing for the first time overseas capital to access mainland bond markets from overseas.

Hong Kong will be the first to benefit from such an arrangement, Premier Li told a press conference after the conclusion of the annual national legislative session.