CITIC Securities’ (600030:SHA) intention to re-acquire a 10% in China AMC, China’s largest mutual fund company by assets under management is set to represent – if it goes ahead – a milestone in China’s securities industry reform and a crucial boost to CITIC’s bottom line. We think the high-profile deal is likely to spur several other acquisitions of mutual funds by financial institutions following the lifting of a regulatory ownership cap in September last year.
Most listed companies that are involved in some way with reduction of air pollution have delivered (very) good returns to their shareholders since the beginning of December 2012.
Since the beginning of August last year, the numbers of senior executives – insiders – buying A-shares in the companies for which they work has increased markedly, thanks in part to urging from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).
Research by FT China Confidential in mid-March 2013 has found that a wave of defaults by Wealth Management Products (WMPs) which causes a meltdown in China’s financial system – an outcome which some commentators have fretted about recently – is very unlikely. However, particular banks would be vulnerable to a run on the WMPs that they have issued.
The authorities in Beijing have relaxed several restrictions on the renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) scheme, marking another step forward in the liberalisation of China’s capital controls.
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