A-share focus is for readers wanting to know more about mainland Chinese investment markets, and especially the A-share market in Shanghai, which has become accessible to international investors since the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect scheme in late 2014.

  • Analysts see little chance of impactful stimulus measures, nor strong economic data to provide a spark
  • ‘It is clear that unless an influx of domestic money happens, the market will remain depressed,’ an investment officer says

Hong Kong stocks dropped, with the benchmark hitting a new 10-month low, as surging oil prices and rising US Treasury yields dimmed the global growth outlook with sentiment also dented by the abrupt share trading halt of China Evergrande Group and its units.


Hong Kong stocks rebound from a 10-month low as bargain hunters step in and after profits for Chinese industrial companies rose for the first time this year.

Hong Kong stocks slid to 10-month troughs pressured by rising US Treasury yields and a strong US dollar, with the already fragile investor sentiment dented further by news that an onshore unit of the debt-stricken China Evergrande Group had missed a bond payment.

Hong Kong stocks fell most in three weeks after China Evergrande Group, the world’s most indebted developer, said it would cancel creditor meetings, dealing a setback to its debt restructuring plans and renewing concerns about the crucial property sector.

Shandong Golden Empire has infuriated investors after short sellers borrowed 4.7 million shares from senior management on the first day of trading. But China’s market regulator has cleared the company of wrongdoing.

Many of mainland China’s 220 million retail investors are not convinced the government’s recent efforts aimed at reviving the stock market go far enough to set equities on a path to long-term recovery.


There were 66 mainland technology, media and telecommunications enterprises that went public in the first half of the year, down from 124 in the second half of 2022, according to PwC.

Local stocks rose by the most in two weeks, fuelled by China’s second reserve ratio cut this year. Economic reports showed growth in retail sales and industrial production in August beat consensus forecasts.

Chinese state-backed media outlet Economic Daily has pushed back against foreign investors that have been dumping Chinese stocks at the fastest pace on record, cautioning domestic retail investors against copying their actions.

Stocks halted a six-day slump on better risk appetite following a US report showing slowing core inflation. BYD led EV makers lower amid EU probe on China subsidies.

Stocks reversed a winning momentum as Meituan came under pressure from local competition. Default concerns among developers eased as Country Garden delayed more bond repayment deadlines.

The Shanghai Composite Index has risen by an average of 16 per cent during the previous nine suspensions of IPOs carried out by the regulator to bolster sentiment, according to China Fortune Securities.

Stocks struggled with poor sentiment as Alibaba and Longfor paced losses. EV makers BYD and Xpeng offered a respite on higher industry sales while HSBC also logged gains.


Stocks hit a two-week low as Alibaba suffered a blow from the surprise exit of ex-chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang from its cloud unit. CLSA says China needs to address real risks in the economy to boost its appeal.

The 5,000-plus companies trading on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges posted an average 9.6 per cent year-on-year decline in profit for the second quarter, compared with a 1.3 per cent increase in the previous quarter, according to Haitong Securities.


The Shanghai Stock Exchange has signed an agreement with the operator of the Saudi Arabian bourse to foster closer ties, in a sign that a recent flurry of cooperation between China and the Gulf nation has extended into the financial area.


A new blueprint aimed at revamping the fledging Beijing Stock Exchange will boost the appeal and valuations of the companies trading on mainland China’s smallest bourse in the long run, according to analysts.


Chinese stocks logged a winning week as Beijing delivered another round of easing measures to prop up the housing market. A private report showed manufacturing in China expanded in August.


Stocks retreated as Chinese manufacturing contracted for a fifth month in August. The risk of default at Country Garden kept investors at bay before several repayment deadlines next week.

HKEX and Longfor led stock gainers amid bets on more market-boosting measures, before the rally ran out of gas. Investors have become less bearish as policymakers took steps to address a slump in confidence.


Stocks built on the momentum from Monday’s 1 per cent rally as BYD’s earnings lifted sentiment on for EV makers. Ping An Insurance and Haidilao are among companies to report later today.

China’s latest package of market-boosting measures – from halving the stamp duty to curbs on supply of new shares and divestments by major shareholders – will do little to sustain a rebound in stocks, according to Nomura Holdings.

Stocks logged the biggest gain in five weeks on the back of China’s measures to shore up market confidence, before paring gains. China Evergrande, however, slumped upon resumption of trading.


The government’s stamp duty reduction and move to lower margin requirements for investors to buy securities form part of new stimulus measures to invigorate the country’s capital market.

Local stocks snap a three-day rebound as investors choose to focus on the downside risks in overnight report cards from NetEase and Meituan. More foreign funds are turning less bullish on China’s onshore markets.


Global asset managers have dumped Chinese onshore stocks at an unprecedented pace this month that triggered a US$900 billion destruction of market value after a gloomy growth outlook, feeble stimulus, and unresolved geopolitical conflicts convinced investors the rout is far from over.