Date
23 April 2019
The Hong Kong stock exchange will work with mainland counterparts in formulating rules on trading by mainland investors in Hong Kong-listed firms with dual voting rights. Photo: Bloomberg
The Hong Kong stock exchange will work with mainland counterparts in formulating rules on trading by mainland investors in Hong Kong-listed firms with dual voting rights. Photo: Bloomberg

HK, China bourses reach deal on dual-class shares

The Hong Kong stock exchange said on Sunday that it has reached a deal with its counterparts in Shanghai and Shenzhen on trading by mainland investors in Hong Kong-listed companies with dual voting rights, Reuters reports.

The agreement relates to investments in the stock connect scheme which links exchanges on the mainland with the Hong Kong bourse, according to the report.

“The three exchanges will promptly work on formulating relevant rules and will announce them to the market after completing necessary procedures,” the Hong Kong bourse was quoted as saying in a statement.

The new rules are expected to be implemented in the middle of next year.

The stock connect scheme allows Chinese investors their only direct means of trading offshore stocks, and international investors access to China’s companies.

The agreement comes five months after the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges caught investors and exchange officials off guard when they said they would not allow mainland investors to buy shares in Hong Kong-listed companies with different voting right structures.

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