London Stock Exchange welcomes IFC’s Five-Year RMB Bond

London Stock Exchange today welcomed IFC to mark the listing of IFC’s five year renminbi-denominated bond. The bond, issued on September 16, raised 1 billion renminbi from international investors, and makes IFC the largest issuer of renminbi-denominated bonds listed on the London Stock Exchange. This is also the longest-dated renminbi issuance by a triple-A rated issuer in London.

"IFC is committed to helping China deepen its capital markets," said IFC Vice President and Treasurer Jingdong Hua. "By offering different tenors for triple-A rated renminbi bonds, we are extending the yield curve and attracting a broad range of investors globally, bringing depth and diversity to China’s offshore markets."

Earlier this year, IFC became the first international institution to list renminbi-denominated bonds on the London Stock Exchange with a three-year, 2 billion yuan issue. IFC has also listed renminbi-demoninated green bonds on the London Stock Exchange.

Previously, IFC pioneered the international issuance of renminbi-denominated bonds in China (Panda bonds) and Hong Kong (Dim Sum bonds). IFC was also the first to set up a program to regularly issue offshore renminbi-denominated discount notes.

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