Enter the dragon

Onshore China bonds can boost yield, offer diversification, improve returns and lower volatility of global bond portfolio

Financial markets don't stop. Day in and day out, they swing up and down. Added to the mix is a constant churn of policy updates and interest rate revisions. Keeping track can sometimes be mind-boggling.

Amid the noise, you may have heard about onshore China bonds to be included in one of the most widely followed global bond indices. It's yet another important update in China opening up its capital markets to global investors and definitely something to keep an eye on.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 28, 2019, with the headline 'Enter the dragon'. Print Edition | Subscribe