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Samuel Shen

RPT-Shadow margin loans make a sly return as China stocks sizzle

25 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI, March 22 On a cloudy March morning in Shanghai's glitzy financial district of Lujiazui, Ye Lixia was knocking on the doors of potential clients, offering loans to bet on a surging stock market.

Shadow margin loans make a sly return as China stocks sizzle

22 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI On a cloudy March morning in Shanghai's glitzy financial district of Lujiazui, Ye Lixia was knocking on the doors of potential clients, offering loans to bet on a surging stock market.

Scrap foreign ownership caps on China-listed firms, investor group says

20 Mar 2019

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG An industry body representing global asset managers in Asia has urged China to lift foreign ownership caps in listed companies, two weeks after the restrictions disrupted overseas buying of a Chinese stock and just as foreign inflows are set to swell.

Scrap foreign ownership caps, investor group tells China

20 Mar 2019

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG An industry body representing global asset managers in Asia has urged China to lift foreign ownership caps in listed companies, two weeks after the restrictions disrupted overseas buying of a Chinese stock and just as foreign inflows are set to swell.

Shanghai's hotly-anticipated tech board draws defectors from rivals

13 Mar 2019

SHANGHAI A growing number of companies trading on China's main over-the-counter (OTC) equity market are defecting to Shanghai's hotly-anticipated Nasdaq-style technology board, as they follow the money.

China fund managers rush to capitalize on Shanghai's new tech board

03 Mar 2019

SHANGHAI Chinese asset managers are rushing to set up funds targeting Shanghai's upcoming Nasdaq-style technology board, in a race likely to fuel concern that China's speculative trading culture could lead to more price bubbles.

China's fledgling junk bond market spawns new breed of vulture funds

01 Mar 2019

SHANGHAI/HONG KONGWhen the Shanghai-traded bonds of conglomerate China Minsheng Investment Group plunged 40 percent over two days in January after news it had missed a repayment, Beijing-based hedge fund manager Jash Zhang smelled blood.

MSCI to quadruple weighting of China A-shares in its global benchmarks

01 Mar 2019

NEW YORK/SHANGHAI Global index provider MSCI is quadrupling the weighting of Chinese mainland shares in its global benchmarks later this year, a move it said might draw more than $80 billion of fresh foreign inflows to the world's second-biggest economy.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-MSCI to quadruple weighting of China A-shares in its global benchmarks

01 Mar 2019

NEW YORK/SHANGHAI, Feb 28 Global index provider MSCI will quadruple the weighting of Chinese mainland shares in its global benchmarks later this year, it said on Thursday, potentially drawing more than $80 billion of fresh foreign inflows to the world's second-biggest economy.

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