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John Ruwitch

Chinese defy Hong Kong's protest gloom in hunt for bargain stocks

06 Dec 2019

SHANGHAI Chinese investors more than doubled their Hong Kong stocks purchases this year, braving market headwinds from violent street protests and the protracted Sino-U.S. trade war, which have battered the Asian financial hub's economy.

China's major shareholders sell A-shares, pressuring markets

28 Nov 2019

SHANGHAI Business owners and major shareholders are selling down their stakes in listed companies, producing a glut of shares in a market already under pressure from a slowing economy and the impact of the Sino-U.S. trade dispute.

GRAPHIC-China's traditional 'Nifty 50' darlings signal economic stress

22 Nov 2019

SHANGHAI, Nov 22 More than a third of China's "Nifty 50" stocks have, for the first time in three years, slipped to levels that suggest further economic slowdown and deterioration in their profitability.

Competition intensifies in China's $100 billion, red-hot ETF market

21 Nov 2019

SHANGHAI China's rapidly growing $100 billion market for exchange-traded funds is luring plenty of new entrants, intensifying competition in a market some predict will dethrone Japan to become Asia's largest in five years.

China trims new benchmark lending rate again to shore up sputtering economy

20 Nov 2019

SHANGHAI China lowered its lending benchmark rate on Wednesday, as widely expected, to reduce company funding costs and shore up an economy hurt by slowing demand and U.S. trade tariffs.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-China trims new benchmark lending rate again to shore up sputtering economy

20 Nov 2019

* PBOC seen likely to cut rates more aggressively in coming months

China's STAR Market stocks cede lofty valuations

13 Nov 2019

SHANGHAI, Nov 13 Shares of half a dozen tech firms on China's newly-launched, Nasdaq-style STAR Market slid below their initial public offering (IPO) prices this month as a rapidly slowing economy forced investors to reassess their high valuations.

With trade war as a backdrop, U.S. companies walk a line at China expo

08 Nov 2019

SHANGHAI At trade shows in the United States, California-based Champion Power Equipment displays the faces of the tough-looking sportsmen that it sponsors against the backdrop of an American flag.

Foreign holdings of China equities at record

07 Nov 2019

SHANGHAI Foreign holdings of Chinese stocks rose to a record high by the end of the third quarter, despite the ups and downs in a protracted trade dispute with the United States, as Beijing further opens its financial markets to help fund businesses.

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