December 16, 2017 / 6:41 AM / a year ago

RPT-UK, China accelerating preparations for London-Shanghai stock connect - UK fin min

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BEIJING, Dec 16 (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond said that China and the United Kingdom have agreed to accelerate preparations for a London-Shanghai stock connect programme.

Hammond was speaking at a press conference in Beijing.

In September, Britain and China agreed to carry out a feasibility study the connect scheme, but did not provide further details.

Reporting by Andrew Galbraith; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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