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Linklaters Insights: Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect: new short selling rules

27 March 2015

With the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect in November of last year, foreign investors now have direct trading access to many shares listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

One feature that was not introduced at the time of launch is the ability for Stock Connect investors to engage in short selling. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited have recently announced that short selling will commence on 2 March 2015 pursuant to amendments to the rules of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited that have been approved by the Securities and Futures Commission.

The full article is available on the Linklaters website.