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China Expands REITs Pilot Scheme To New Energy Sector

MNI (Singapore)

Chinese regulators expanded their pilot program of real estate investment trusts (REITs) to new energy and is expected to include water conservancy and new infrastructure projects soon, Securities Times reported on Friday. China Securities Regulatory Commission on Thursday approved two new energy REITs products whose underlying assets are wind power and photovoltaic power generation worth CNY10 billion. This move is a demonstration of how the scheme can play a leading role in revitalising relevant sectors, and provided a sample of assets that could be securitised, the newspaper said.

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