China opens onshore market to foreign investors

MSCI adds Chinese shares to its emerging markets index for the first time


China has opened its onshore market to foreign investors, for the first time allowing them a route to the trading of so-called A-shares.

The decision follows a series of actions by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) to boost liquidity in the offshore renminbi market in an effort to smooth the way for future investments.

A-shares are shares in Chinese companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, which foreigners were previously forbidden

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