Plans in place to open up A-share market to expats
13 March 2013
News, Asia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau
By Hui Ching-hoo
China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation (CSDCC) has unveiled a new initiative to allow expatriates from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau to open Mainland A-share accounts, effective from April 1.
CSDCC said in a statement on March 11 that the number of expatriates in the Greater China region was around 450,000 in 2010 and the volume keeps ascending – and with it strong investment demand. Therefore, the new measure is intended to provide a convenient platform for them to access the A-share market. The move is also hoped to provide healthy, long-term growth to the Mainland stock market.
As such, CSDCC will require securities houses to bolster their marketing capabilities when it comes to offering A-share trading services to expatriates. Expatriates will be required to confirm in writing that they understand the risks associated with A-share investment.
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