Hong Kong regulator moves to authorise renminbi products under RQFII

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission
Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong's financial watchdog

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is ready to authorise retail products issued as part of the renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) scheme announced by Chinese vice-premier, Li Keqiang, on his visit to Hong Kong last month. The RQFII programme will allow foreign investors to use offshore raised renminbi to buy mainland securities, with an initial limit of 20 billion yuan ($3.1 billion).

SFC acting chief executive, Alexa Lam, says she believes the renminbi bond marke

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