China shares

New exchange-traded fund lets foreigners invest directly in shares listed in mainland China

Mainland-listed shares can be bought by qualified foreign institutions, which must be approved for an investment quota. Photo: Reuters

Foreign investors looking to get access to China’s onshore market will have a new avenue starting on Wednesday when Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management launches the first ETF with direct exposure to shares of companies listed on the mainland.

Wednesday, 6 November, 2013, 12:15pm

Hong Kong shares end up 0.3pc in weakest turnover in 2013

Hong Kong shares eked out gains on Monday in the weakest turnover this year, helped by a 5.2 per cent jump for China Resources Power that countered weakness in Chinese banks after Beijing scrapped the floor on lending rates.

22 Jul 2013 - 4:58pm

Hong Kong shares close up 0.1pc in anaemic turnover

Hong Kong shares struggled on Friday, closing out a week almost flat with weekly turnover the second weakest this year as investors rotated into some battered materials firms and out of the Chinese banking and property sectors.

19 Jul 2013 - 5:02pm

Hong Kong shares close down 0.12pc

Hong Kong shares ended 0.12 per cent lower Thursday as profit-taking and concerns about China’s slowing economy offset soothing comments from the US Federal Reserve chief about its stimulus programme.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index eased 26.65 points to 21,345.22 on turnover of HK$45.78 billion.

18 Jul 2013 - 6:39pm

Hong Kong shares close up 0.3pc, but CR Power plummets

Hong Kong shares eked out gains in weak Wednesday trade, as strength in Chinese coal and cement counters helped offset a 10 per cent plunge in China Resources Power.

The Hang Seng Index ended up 0.3 per cent at 21,371.9 points, while the China Enterprises Index of the leading Chinese listings climbed 0.7 per cent.

17 Jul 2013 - 5:11pm

Hong Kong shares end flat in weak turnover

Hong Kong shares ended flat on Tuesday as another record close on Wall Street was offset by profit-taking following a rally in the previous session.

Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index edged up 9.07 points to 21,312.38 on turnover of HK$48.45 billion (US$6.25 billion).

16 Jul 2013 - 9:03pm

Hong Kong shares close marginally up after China GDP

Hong Kong shares pared gains to end only slightly higher on Monday, with investors waiting for further signs of stimulus to boost growth after China’s GDP growth slowed in the second quarter.

The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.1 per cent at 21,303.31, hovering around one-month highs. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong rose 0.1 per cent.

15 Jul 2013 - 6:19pm

Hong Kong shares drop 0.8pc, but have third straight weekly gain

Hong Kong shares fell from a one-month high, as investors on Friday trimmed gains in recent outperformers ahead of more China economic data that could disappoint.

The Hang Seng Index ended down 0.8 per cent to 21,277.3 points after closing on Thursday at the highest since June 10. But it rose for a third-straight week, up 2 per cent.

12 Jul 2013 - 4:46pm

Hong Kong shares rise 0.5pc in weak volume, helped by AIA

Hong Kong shares produced modest gains in quiet Tuesday trade, as strength in Asia insurance giant AIA Group offset weakness among Chinese coal and Macau gambling stocks.

The Hang Seng Index ended up 0.5 per cent at 20,683 points. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong slipped 0.1 per cent.

9 Jul 2013 - 4:17pm

China markets perk up as credit crunch fears fade

China’s stock markets scored their biggest gains in two months on Friday in a sign of growing confidence that credit conditions were improving as cash rates extended their fall from peaks reached during last week’s credit crunch.

28 Jun 2013 - 6:33pm

China shares have best day in two months, Hong Kong strong too

China shares had their best day in more than two months on Friday and helped buoy Hong Kong, led by a strong rebound in financials and properties as worries about China’s cash crunch eased.

28 Jun 2013 - 6:16pm

China shares end lower as cash crunch worries linger, Hong Kong in tepid rebound

Chinese markets surrendered early gains with the key benchmark index slipping to end at fresh four-and-a-half year lows. Photo: EPA

China shares edged lower in volatile trade on Thursday, limiting gains in Hong Kong markets as sentiment remained fragile despite signs that a cash crunch in the banking sector was easing.

Chinese markets surrendered early gains with the key benchmark index slipping to end at fresh four-and-a-half year lows as investors opted to take profits after recent gains.

27 Jun 2013 - 6:48pm

Hong Kong shares have best day in nearly six months, China banks rise

Hong Kong shares had their best day in nearly six months on Wednesday, as China’s financial markets calmed down after the central bank’s pledge to prevent a lasting credit crunch and investors hunted for bargains following recent market turmoil.

26 Jun 2013 - 4:22pm

China stocks swing wildly as markets fret over crisis risk

Chinese stocks plunged to their lowest since the global financial crisis on Tuesday after the central bank turned off the taps for cheap cash, but markets rallied late in the day on hopes authorities would step in to prevent a crisis.

25 Jun 2013 - 4:31pm

Hong Kong shares reverse course, end up 0.2pc

Hong Kong shares eked out slim gains on Tuesday, with strength in local property developers outweighing weakness in Chinese cyclicals, roiled by choppy mainland markets.

The Hang Seng Index ended up 0.2 per cent at 19,855.7 after being down 1.4 per cent at midday Tuesday. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong shed 0.8 per cent.

25 Jun 2013 - 4:50pm