Bloomberg: China’s Finance Ministry to Sell Fewer Bonds in 2005


China’s government will increase spending at a slower pace this year and sell fewer bonds to fund infrastructure projects to help cool the world’s fastest-growing major economy, according to Finance Minister Jin Renqing.

China forecasts a 13.7 percent increase in total spending in 2005 to 3.23 trillion yuan ($390 billion), down from 15.1 percent last year, Jin said in a report to the National People’s Congress today. The government, plans to sell 80 billion yuan of bonds for infrastructure in 2005, 27 percent lower than in 2004.

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