Hubei-based Dongfeng Motor Corp is applying for an A-share listing this year but no timetable has been set for its overseas flotation. If approved, it will be the second A share listing for Dongfeng Motor. Beijing has said it would limit companies to issuing only one class of shares each - A shares, B shares or an overseas float. Firms which had already obtained approval for overseas floats might be exempt from this, however. Dongfeng Motor president Ma Yue, also chairman of Sino-French car joint venture, Dongfeng Citroen Automobile, said a US$50 million bank loan and 850 million French francs (about HK$1.11 billion) from the foreign partner would ease the firm's cash flow problems, which had hindered production.