The Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges have tightened rules on trading suspensions, ahead of MSCI’s June 15 decision on whether to include A-shares in its emerging-market indices.
Beijing continues its efforts to dampen stock market volatility, amid investor skepticism about the likely effectiveness of new measures that were proposed in September.
After wild price swings on Shanghai Composite, the industry voices hope that Stock Connect and mutual recognition can bring much-needed diversification and broaden investor holdings.
As China opens its capital account, the country's foreign investor quota system is seen as declining in importance. In the second of two articles, AsianInvestor examines how prime brokers are responding.
Investors must be quick to sell H-shares and buy A-shares via the Shanghai-Hong Kong trading link to avoid losing the premium on HK-listed stocks, says the equity broker.
Interest in the A-share/H-share spread trade is tipped to rise come October, when the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect goes live, but profitability of the transaction may fall as a result.
Hong Kong officials have sought to clarify uncertainties over trading arrangements on areas such as margin financing and stock borrowing and lending.
Shanghai Stock Exchange is offering incentives to spur improved domestic payout ratios, but a change in investor thinking is not expected overnight.
Despite the fanfare from QDII ETF issuers and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, these products are unlikely to achieve the lofty aims set for them.
Another fund house queues up to launch a QDII exchange-traded fund and, like FTSE, is intent on repairing its reputation in China.
The index provider is finally settling with the Shanghai Stock Exchange over an infringement lawsuit dating back to 2006.
Russell Investments' index unit picks Shanghai as the likely venue for the launch of the first Asia-Pacific ETF to reference one of its benchmarks.