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Will stock picking managers help deliver US$85 billion to China’s A-share market?

As global indices compiler MSCI increases the weightage of Chinese A shares in its gauges, it remains to be seen if stock picking managers, who last month pulled record levels of capital out of China’s domestic stock market through the stock connects, will bolster their positions and increase there exposure.Investment banks have forecast that as much as 80 per cent of a potential US$70-$85 billion in net inflows into A shares this year, on the back of the increase in MSCI weightage, could come… Source link

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China’s A-share market reforms have begun and investor interest is growing, so get ready to catch the wave

China has the world’s second-largest stock market but foreign ownership amounts to less than 3.5 per cent. Usually, when Hong Kong and foreign investors talk Chinese stocks, they’re not referring to those on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, but companies listed outside the mainland – primarily Hong Kong and New York.Thus, the way the market for Chinese equities has developed since 1990 has been to create an onshore market (currently 3,600 stocks denominated in renminbi, listed in… Source link

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Hong Kong to launch MSCI China A-share Index futures for global investors to hedge against risks in Asia’s largest stock market

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has signed an agreement with MSCI to offer futures contracts on the MSCI China A-Share Index, giving global investors a tool to hedge their investments in Asia’s largest equity market.The index, which does not have a launch date, is part of the exchange operator’s three-year plan to transform itself into a global financial market place, by offering a greater variety of products, including exchange-traded funds (ETFs), futures and options, as well… Source link

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China, Hong Kong stocks get boost after MSCI increases A-share weighting in its global benchmarks

Index compiler MSCI’s decision to increase the weighting of China shares in its global benchmarks boosted mainland and Hong Kong markets.The Shanghai Composite rose 0.68 per cent, or 20.09 points, to 2,961.04, in early Friday trading and the CSI 300 jumped 1 per cent, or 37.29 points, to 3,706.66.The Hang Seng Index gained 0.25 per cent, or 70.95 points, to 28,704.13, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index was up 0.53 per cent, or 60.52 points, to 11,427.97.The MSCI’s increased weighting… Source link

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