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Good News for Foreign Investors: Launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect is Pending

August 22, 2016

Portending continued financial liberalization, Chinese officials announced the pending launch of the Shenzhen- Hong Kong Stock Connect. Although no definitive launch date has been announced, the move demonstrates China’s continued commitment to capital market liberalization, an encouraging piece of evidence to support the inclusion of A-Shares in MSCI’s emerging market indices.

In the meantime, China’s 10-year government bond yields fell to their lowest point since the Global Financial Crisis while ETFs tracking the FTSE China A50 Index saw considerable inflows.

Topics Covered: Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, Property Market, One Belt One Road, Bond Yields

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