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Samuel Shen

China's 'flash boys' hedge funds eye end to hiatus

Jan 10 2019

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI China's data-driven "flash boys" - hedge fund managers who for years have been handicapped by government curbs on tools to short-sell stocks - are dusting off high-speed trading products as Beijing revives the country's financial derivatives market.

Start-ups hopeful as China readies Nasdaq-style tech board

Jan 06 2019

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG China's ambitions for a Nasdaq-style board for start-ups have galvanized the country's tech companies who are hopeful they can sidestep complex IPO hurdles and access easier funding.

Shanghai-London Stock Connect launch delayed by at least a month - sources

Dec 05 2018

* Plans until this week were for scheme to go live by year-end

No more fake Fidelity or bogus Buffett: China bars new copycat fund names

Nov 22 2018

SHANGHAI/BEIJING Chinese asset managers will no longer be allowed to make a name for themselves by exploiting brands such as HSBC, Goldman, Morgan or Fidelity in their newly-launched funds, according to industry guidelines published this week.

China share slump deepens amid dim Trump-Xi meeting hopes; Tencent lifts HK

Nov 22 2018

* Slowing economy, sour Sino-U.S. ties weigh on long term prospects

REFILE-With Sino-U.S. ties strained, China share slump seen deepening

Nov 22 2018

* Slowing economy, sour Sino-U.S. ties weigh on long term prospects

China's U-turn on market curbs brings back the speculators

Nov 15 2018

SHANGHAI Speculators are staging a forceful comeback in China's stock market, bidding up shares in loss-making companies as regulators ease rules around trading, fundraising and backdoor listings to prop up struggling bourses.

In China, response to pledged share meltdown stirs concern

Nov 09 2018

SHANGHAI Scores of Chinese brokers and banks are struggling under the weight of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of loans to companies using their own plummeting shares as collateral.

RPT-ANALYSIS-Slump persists, China fails to stimulate markets hobbled by pledged shares

Oct 24 2018

SHANGHAI, Oct 24 China is struggling to restore confidence in its stock markets, which are being weighed down by a massive amount of shares that have been pledged as collateral as credit-starved companies seek to raise funds.

Slump persists, China fails to stimulate markets hobbled by pledged shares

Oct 24 2018

SHANGHAI China is struggling to restore confidence in its stock markets, which are being weighed down by a massive amount of shares that have been pledged as collateral as credit-starved companies seek to raise funds.

World News

Search on for Brexit consensus after May's crushing defeat

Prime Minister Theresa May was trying to forge consensus in parliament on a Brexit divorce agreement on Wednesday after the crushing defeat of her own deal left Britain's exit from the European Union in disarray 10 weeks before it is due to leave.