Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Martin Hennecke

Bond Connect preps for southbound trade
<p>Bond Connect Company, a subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges &amp; Clearing (0388), has registered a trademark &quot;EPrime,&quot; which is expected to pave way for southbound trading of Bond Connect.</p><p>The new brand could be a bond market information platform - a preparation for southbound transactions through the cross-border bond trading scheme, analysts said.</p><p>Northbound trading of Bond Connect launched in July 2017, offering the China Interbank Bond Market access to international investors, while overseas bonds are not yet available for southbound capital flows.</p><p>The brand&#39;s registration was approved last month, according to the Intellectual Property Department.</p><p>HKEX said it has been working with partners to upgrade the Bond Connect and it will disclose updates soon.</p>
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