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The gross economic product of Qianhai rose 38 per cent year-on-year to 141 billion yuan last year. Photo: David Wong

Qianhai sees 68 per cent rise in registered firms

The number of companies registered in the Qianhai special economic zone rose 68 per cent to 124,000 last year.

Almost half of them are financial firms, a trend that is likely to continue as Beijing promotes the zone as a financial services hub, according to officials and analysts.

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