Shanghai Stock Exchange to launch 10-year China Treasury Note and credit bond index
On 7 March 2013, the Shanghai Stock Exchange in cooperation with China Securities Information will launch the SSE 10-Year China Treasury Note index. It is designed to serve as a new investable benchmark for bond investors as well as to promote innovation of the Chinese bond market. In addition, the Exchange will launch the SSE Credit Bond 100 index on 26 February 2013. This index is composed of credit bonds trading in SSE whose credit rating are AA grade or above.
Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange launches new bond index
On 18 February 2013, the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange launched a new bond index: the Tel-Bond Yields index which comprises the TASE-traded investment grade corporate bonds rated BBB- to A.