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'Next big thing' for global investors is China's bond market, says IIF

Demand for financing growing as China shifts from over-heavy reliance on bank financing

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HUGE POTENTIAL: The build-up of corporate debt in banks in China is pointing to "serious problems down the road", says the IMF. Now, the IIF report adds that as the banking sector continues to face increasing strains and fiscal policy is becoming more accommodative, the shift towards bond financing "has already accelerated".

Tokyo

CHINA'S bond market appears set to become the "next big thing" among global investors as the country's banking sector comes under increasing strain and as Chinese policymakers seek to switch investor emphasis from crisis-prone equity markets to long-term debt markets, a new report