UPDATE 2-Weak trading, bleak commissions drag profits drown for China's brokers
* 2017 bright spots include bonds, IPOs, M&A (Recasts with overview on brokerages; adds background on other brokerages)
Oct 18 Zhongtian Urban Development Group Co Ltd :
* Says it completes issuance of 2016 fifth tranche 3-yr non-public corporate bonds worth totaling 3.51 billion yuan, with coupon rate of 7.2 percent
Source text in Chinese: goo.gl/f5hmLf
Further company coverage: (Beijing Headline News)
* Trump vows to move on to tax cut legislation (Adds Trump quotes, lawmaker reaction)
WASHINGTON, March 24 After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community.