SFC and CSRC announce Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) have announced the approval, in principle, of the structure of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, which will provide mutual stock market access between Hong Kong and Shenzhen via a northbound trading link and a southbound trading link. There will be no aggregate quota under Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.

Today’s joint announcement issued by the SFC and the CSRC also abolishes the aggregate quota under Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect with immediate effect.

Carlson Tong, SFC’s Chairman

Carlson Tong, SFC’s Chairman

Mr Carlson Tong, the SFC’s Chairman, said:

The expansion of mutual stock market access represents yet another milestone towards strengthening the interconnectivity between the stock markets in Hong Kong and the Mainland as well as consolidating Hong Kong’s position as a major offshore renminbi centre.”

The launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect is subject to the finalisation of all necessary regulatory approvals, market readiness and relevant operational arrangements.

To see the full announcement, click here.

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