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Shanghai exchange plans new board for start-up companies

The Shanghai Stock Exchange is planning to establish a new board to host innovative start-up compan

Hong Kong Exchange exec pushes for link with mainland commodity exchanges

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (0388.HKG) Chief Executive Charles Li Xiaojia said he hopes to est

Stock boom a boon for China's government, state-owned enterprises

The greatest windfall from the ongoing stock market rally in China has been the Chinese government,

New CSOP ETF offers a shot at shorting China's most overvalued stocks

CSOP Asset Management launches the first exchange-traded fund in Hong Kong tracking the ChiNext ind

S&P Dow Jones may soon add mainland stocks to indices

Major equity index provider S&P Dow Jones Indices appears closer to including mainland stocks i

Four Chinese banks said to be in the vanguard of margin lending

Four Chinese banks - China Everbright Bank (6818.HKG, 601818.SHA), China Minsheng Bank (1988.HKG, 6

China exchanges make gains in drive for inclusion in MSCI global indexes

China's drive to have its mainland stock exchanges included in MSCI's global indexes is gaining tra

China bonds still flying high as government debt sees rout throughout Asia

Yields on Chinese government debt have remained high despite a rout in bond markets around the worl

Latest batch of China IPOs could lock up RMB3tn next week

A total of 20 firms scheduled to make initial public offerings next week could reduce liquidity by

Listed mainland firms change names in shift to tech

Almost 100 listed firms in China changed their names, often to reflect a shift toward the technolog

Global investors shift stock investments from India to China

International investors appear to be taking funds out of Indian stocks and plowing them into China,

Brokerage HTSC approved for $3.5bn IPO in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has approved the listing of China's fifth-largest brokerage HTSC for u

China's trust firms see total stock investment hit $125.3bn

First-quarter investment in stocks by China's trust companies was more than double that of a year b

High-frequency trader Virtu eyes China entry

High-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial (VIRT.NASDAQ) is seeking a partner in China and looking

Shanghai shares close down 4% following word of tightened margin trading

After closing Monday at its second-highest level for the year the Shanghai Composite Index fell 4%

Beijing approves more foreign investment in domestic bond market

Beijing has approved 32 foreign firms to invest in China's domestic bond market in a move that push

Off-balance-sheet lending tying banks to China's volatile stock markets

Growing interconnectedness with China's stock markets has greatly shifted the risk profile of shado

Slight rebound for Q1 gold demand in China after 25% tumble in 2014

China's demand for gold rose 1.1% in the first quarter year-on-year to 326.68 metric tons in a slig

Beijing to pare down number of SOEs from 112 to 40

Beijing appears set to force conglomeration among state-owned enterprises, paring the total from 12

Mainland margin lending tripled in last year, now equal to 8.2% of floating stock

Margin lending in China has more than tripled to more than RMB1.7 trillion (US$274.6 billion) in th

Survey finds depressed growth forecasts for China-listed firms in 2015

A survey of analyst estimates of 2015 net profit for 704 mainland-listed firms found expected growt

Mastercard, Visa shares up on news UnionPay monopoly could end

Shares in global payment networks Visa (V.NYSE) and MasterCard (MA.NYSE) jumped Wednesday following

Sinopec raises $6.4bn in bond sale

State-owned China Petrochemical Corp., aka Sinopec Group, has raised US$6.4 billion through a bond

Six bidders buy 10% share in Postal Savings Bank of China

Preliminary bidders including UBS (UBSN.VTX), Temasek Holdings and BNP Paribas (BNP.EPA) have purch

Requirement for official approval to list in China could end in October

The National People's Congress (NPC) has begun reviewing amendments to China's securities law that

Survey finds wealthy Chinese confident in solo equity investment

A survey of 4,200 wealthy investors across 20 markets by US asset manager Legg Mason and Citibank f

Shanghai, Hong Kong markets fall following regulatory announcements

The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.6% to close at 4,217.08 Monday while Hong Kong's Hang Seng I

Regulator cautions against margin trading, then cautions against caution

The China Securities Regulatory Commission warned small investors late Friday not to finance stock

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's role as regulator, listed firm questioned

Questions have arisen over whether Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (0388.HKG) should retain its ro

Hang Seng Index busts through 28,000-point ceiling for first time in 7 years

The Hang Seng Index rose for the eighth consecutive day on Monday to break the 28,000-mark, closing

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