Taiwan's stock exchange is mulling introducing algorithmic trading and wants to boost securities borrowing and lending activity. But talk of a China-Taiwan Stock Connect has receded.
The fact a recent short-selling restriction was lifted within a month points to a maturing market, although the exchange still faces an uphill battle with the regulator, say participants.
China says it is studying a new Taipei-Shanghai Stock Connect scheme but the head of Taiwan's financial regulator claims talks have not yet started. He added that a Singapore Connect will be launched on July 1.
Taiwan fund house Yuanta SITC is set to launch the ETFs, which track China’s CSI300 index, on the island in May. But concerns have been raised over the risky products' availability to retail investors.
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Optimism has greeted the arrival of two landmark products from Yuanta, with firms such as Fubon set to follow suit, while Hong Kong is seen as some way from approving such ETFs.