Jul. 4, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China Construction Bank Corp or CCB<601939
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The bonds, which are part of the lender's RMB 80-bln bond issue plan announced last year, will comprise 15-year bonds and ten-year bonds, according to the report.
In November 2011, the bank issued RMB 40 billion of subordinate bonds with a coupon rate of 5.7%.
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In the first quarter of this year, the bank saw drops in both its capital adequacy ratio and core capital adequacy ratio, which stood at 13.66% and 11.02% at the end of March, down 0.02 and 0.05 percentage points from the end of 2011, respectively.