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Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor

Foreign investors steer clear of Chinese real estate

Foreign investment in mainland real estate dived in the past six months as growing competition from domestic investors and a worsening global economy made it more difficult to raise funds.

Thursday, 5 July, 2012, 12:00am

Some 'gifts' only give so much and come once a bigwig visits

Christmas came early for Hong Kong's financial sector last week when Beijing announced a basket of so-called gifts, or stimulus measures, for Hong Kong to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the city's return to Chinese rule.

But just like the real Christmas, not everyone gets what they want.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

China to open QFII to more insurers

Beijing plans to boost the number of international insurance companies in Hong Kong that are allowed to invest in the mainland's stock and bond markets, as part of broader initiatives to expand those markets through the qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) scheme.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland stocks set to see injection of capital

The mainland's sagging stock markets could soon get a shot in the arm when an additional HK$450 billion in overseas capital begins flowing into them. The extra money comes from a big rise in quotas for foreign investors announced this week by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Boost for yuan's globalisation

Beijing has almost tripled the amount foreign investors can put into mainland securities in a bid to speed up the internationalisation of the yuan and boost the A-share market.

The increase of almost HK$450 billion in investment quota marks a further opening of its capital markets.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Three-pronged Korean advance on China markets

South Korea's state investment vehicles, including Korea Investment Corp (KIC), a US$40 billion sovereign wealth fund, have moved a step closer to making substantial investments in Chinese securities.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Quota for yuan scheme too small, says manager

The 20 billion yuan (HK$24.7 billion) earmarked for the initial renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) scheme is too little to satisfy investor demand, according to China Universal Asset Management, one of the first to be granted a quota.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Companies favour HK arena over Shanghai

Companies would prefer to issue yuan-denominated shares in Hong Kong instead of on a new stock exchange planned to be launched in Shanghai, according to the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies.

The Shanghai Stock Exchange's proposed international board will allow foreign companies to list on the mainland, but no time frame for its launch has been set.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Foreign rivals hobbled by bank fees

For foreign fund managers targeting rich mainlanders, selling fund products in one of the world's fastest growing economies remains a difficult task.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Li Keqiang is no Santa Claus: Christmas hasn't come early

If you were to judge from the headlines over the last couple of days, you would get the impression that Li Keqiang is some sort of Santa Claus figure, sweeping into town on his reindeer-hauled sleigh and magnanimously doling out unseasonal presents to all the well-behaved little boys and girls of Hong Kong.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am