Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Shanghai Gold Exchange to launch international board in free-trade zone

All buying and selling of spot bullion in China has to happen through the Shanghai Gold Exchange. Photo: Mark Footer

The Shanghai Gold Exchange plans to launch an international board in the city’s pilot free-trade zone in the first half of this year to attract overseas capital to invest in China’s gold market, local media reported on Friday.

Friday, 10 January, 2014, 4:04pm 2 comments

Shanghai's lofty goals a flight of fancy if key issues not fixed

The free-trade zone in Shanghai. Photo: Bloomberg

In a place where access to the internet is restricted, international flights fail to land freely, and, most importantly, local residents cannot even breathe freely, the government is building something new called a "free-trade zone" as part of Beijing's ambition to open up the economy wider and faster to lure foreign money.

9 Dec 2013 - 8:15am 3 comments

After Shanghai, is Pearl River Delta free-trade zone next?

A construction site in Qianhai, Shenzhen. Photo: SCMP

Although analysts believe it might take years to establish a free-trade zone covering Hong Kong, Macau and part of the Pearl River Delta, a senior official said the region would continue to fight for one.

22 Nov 2013 - 2:45am 2 comments