China Everbright Group

China Everbright Group is a state-run financial conglomerate. Its operations include China Everbright Ltd, which listed in Hong Kong in 1997 with the stock code 165. Another unit, brokerage China Everbright Securities, was penalised in August 2013 after a trading glitch caused a spike of more than 5 per cent in China’s stock indexes on August 16.

The CSRC encouraged investors who lost money in Everbright Securities' trading error to bring civil lawsuits in seeking compensation. Photo: Xinhua

Civil lawsuits add to Everbright woes

Mainland brokerage Everbright Securities, hit last week by a record fine for a trading error, saw its share price plunge yesterday and faces further losses of as much as 2.7 billion yuan (HK$3.4 billion) as investors seek compensation.