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China rail ministry sells 20-year bonds at 5.33pc,7-year at 4.93pc

SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Railways auctioned 10 billion yuan ($1.57 billion) of 20-year bonds on Wednesday at a yiel
26 Oct 2011

railwaysSHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Railways auctioned 10 billion yuan ($1.57 billion) of 20-year bonds on Wednesday at a yield of 5.33 percent, traders said.

It also auctioned 10 billion yuan of seven-year bonds at a yield of 4.93 percent.

To make railway bonds more attractive, China's Ministry of Finance announced earlier this month it would cut tax for companies on interest earned from bonds issued by the railway ministry between 2011 and 2013.

The government has also explicitly said it will back the ministry's bonds, Thomson Reuters publication IFR reported on Oct.14.

Copyright Reuters, 2011