HONG KONG May 10 Charles Li, Chief Executive of
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) said on
Wednesday he expects to make an announcement about the launch of
a bond connect scheme between Hong Kong and mainland China in
the next few weeks.
* Li didn't give any other details.
* His comment at the LME Asia week conference comes after
Reuters reported last week that China has started accepting
applications from bond market makers seeking clearance to
participate in the scheme.
* Plans for a "Bond Connect" programme have been percolating
since Beijing launched a scheme allowing two-way trading between
the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock markets in 2014, but the
authorities have provided few details on the mechanics or the
(Reporting by Josephine Mason and Melanie Burton)