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12 January 2012

China’s national pension fund has invested over Rmb10bn ($1.6bn, £1.0bn, €1.2bn) into the domestic stock market, state media announced. Dai Xianglong, the head of National Social Security Council, a government entity that manages national pension fund, also encouraged local authority pension funds to invest in equities to preserve and increase their value. He added that 90% of around Rmb1,500bn in pension funds managed by the local government were deposited in banks for an average annual return of 2% in the past decade. In addition, pension funds’ deficits in 14 provinces nearly doubled to Rmb67.9bn in 2010, according to official data. Investing pension funds into stocks has sparked a debate among domestic commentators.


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