An advertising board showing a Chinese stone lion is pictured near the headquarters of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, in Beijing. The regulator is ramping up its surveillance of leveraged stock buying. Photo: Reuters

China puts margin financing under scrutiny as stock market froth evokes memories of 2015 rout

  • New retail investors piling into stocks at the fastest pace in almost a year
  • Margin trading funded by licensed brokerages at a safe level currently – 61 per cent below 2015 peak
Topic |   China stock market

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An advertising board showing a Chinese stone lion is pictured near the headquarters of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, in Beijing. The regulator is ramping up its surveillance of leveraged stock buying. Photo: Reuters
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