Financial Regulatory Forum

China launches stock index futures trading accounts

February 22, 2010

    SHANGHAI, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Chinese investors will be able to begin applying on Monday to open accounts for stock index futures trading, the China Financial Futures Exchange said, in a key step toward the long-awaited launch of index futures trade. (more…)

BREAKINGVIEWS-Chinese short-selling will be no bear’s picnic

By Reuters Staff
January 25, 2010

By Wei Gu

HONG KONG, Jan 25 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Hedge funds watching China’s markets are licking their lips at what they see as the best shorting opportunity since Enron. But while plans to allow short-selling are imminent, this won’t be a bear’s picnic. Beijing’s plans to allow two-way equity bets will give foreigners little chance. Borrowing individual stocks will be tricky, even for locals.