Date
21 October 2017

Margin trade, short-selling balance seen up 20-40%, paper says

Combined outstanding balance of A-share margin trading and short-selling at the Shanghai and Shenzhen bourses is expected to rise between 20 and 40 percent this year, bringing the total to between 400 billion yuan (US$66.07 billion) and 500 billion yuan, against 343.47 billion yuan last year, Securities Times reported Friday, citing estimates by Northeast Securities Co. Ltd. (000686.CN). According to the brokerage, transactions via margin trading and short selling accounted for 14.2 percent of total trading in terms of value, still far below the weight of 20-25 percent in most developed countries. The balance saw an increase of 257.77 billion yuan last year, compared to 24.78 billion in 2011 and 48.14 billion yuan in 2012, the report said.

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