(Yicai Global) Aug. 12 -- The accumulated holdings of Chinese bonds by overseas institutions exceeded CNY2 trillion (USD285.7 billion) by the end of last month, Securities Times reported today.
Among them, the latest data released by China Central Depository & Clearing shows that the amount of bonds held by foreign institutions rose for eight straight months to CNY1.7 trillion in a CNY53.4 billion rise from the end of June.
Foreign institutions held CNY318 billion in a CNY8.64 billion increase from June's end, according to the latest Shanghai Clearing House data.
The CCDC-held debt mainly consists of government, financial and corporate bonds, while those of Shanghai Clearing House are mainly short-term financing bonds, medium-term notes and commercial paper.
Editor: Ben Armour