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Foreign Funds Boost China Government Bond Holdings by Record

  • Purchases rise in September before yuan’s IMF reserves entry
  • Gauge of sovereign debt rallied in 10 of past 11 quarters
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Overseas investors increased their holdings of Chinese sovereign bonds by a record in September before the yuan entered the IMF’s reserves basket.

Foreign institutions bought a net 41 billion yuan ($6.1 billion) of government securities to boost their holdings to 385.97 billion yuan, according to data from China Central Depository & Clearing Co. That’s more than three times the average monthly increase this year, and extends an unprecedented buying streak to 11 months.