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China shares end mixed as economy worries persist

Shanghai shares ended flat Friday on persistent fears about the world's number two economy, at the end of a week that saw the release of data showing growth slowed sharply in the first three months of the year. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dipped 1.14 points to 2,097.75 on turnover of 72.6 billion yuan ($11.6 billion). The index fell 1.54 percent for the week. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.29 percent, or 3.13 points, to 1,089.36 on turnover of 76.2 billion yuan. It gained only 0.12 percent over the week.

China to relax rules for foreign central banks in interbank market: sources

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The People's Bank of China (PBOC) is planning to ease restrictions now in place on foreign central banks and financial institutions trading in China's interbank bond market, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters. The move, if implemented, would mark another incremental opening of China's capital markets, following an announcement on April 10 that Beijing would allow cross-border investment between the Hong Kong and mainland stock exchanges.

Shanghai stock exchange says raises shareholding limit for foreign investors

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's main Shanghai Stock Exchange said it has relaxed restrictions for investment by overseas institutional investors, allowing them to invest in more products and raising the limit for their shareholding in listed firms.

BOK gets expanded quota for investment in China's stock markets

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Yonhap) -- The central bank said Monday it has earned an expanded quota for its investment in China's stocks markets, helping South Korea diversify its foreign exchange reserves. The Bank of Korea (BOK) said that it has been allowed to invest an additional US$300 million in yuan-denominated assets, increasing its total quota to $600 million. In December 2012, the BOK earned qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) status from China's financial authorities, which allowed the bank to invest in stocks and bonds traded on China's financial markets.

Shenzhen stock indices close lower -- Dec. 11

BEIJING, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Shenzhen Component Index on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange closed at 8,409.80 points on Wednesday, down 144.37 points, or 1.69 percent. A Share Index: 9,525.46 points, down 163.53 points, or 1.69 percent; B Share Index: 5,961.17 points, down 54.41 points, or 0.90 percent; Total Turnover: 96.03 billion yuan (15.72 billion U.S. dollars).

Shenzhen stock indices close mixed -- Dec. 6

BEIJING, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Shenzhen Component Index on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange closed at 8,526.68 points on Friday, down 34.11 points, or 0.40 percent. A Share Index: 9,657.84 points, down 38.63 points, or 0.40 percent; B Share Index: 6,080.94 points, up 31.69 points, or 0.52 percent; Total Turnover: 96.73 billion yuan (15.80 billion U.S. dollars).

Shenzhen stock indices close mixed -- Dec. 5

BEIJING, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Shenzhen Component Index on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange closed at 8,560.79 points on Thursday, down 40.03 points, or 0.47 percent. A Share Index: 9,696.48 points, down 45.34 points, or 0.47 percent; B Share Index: 6,049.24 points, up 14.45 points, or 0.24 percent; Total Turnover: 117.07 billion yuan (19.22 billion U.S. dollars).

Foreign investors given greater access to China's derivatives market

BEIJING, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Financial regulators are contemplating the changes to make China's derivatives market more attractive to foreign investors, as part of the development plan for the capital market. China will actively and steadily ease access to the derivatives market and allow overseas institutions to hold stakes in Chinese companies, Jiang Yang, vice chair of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, was quoted as saying on Tuesday in Shenzhen, by the China Securities Journal.

S.Korean holdings of foreign securities rise to 5-year high in Q3

S.Korean holdings of foreign securities rise to 5-year high in Q3 SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Foreign securities held by South Korea's financial companies rose in the third quarter to the highest in five years due to higher global stock prices, central bank data showed Thursday.

1st LD-Writethru: Chinese stocks rebound on Wednesday

BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shares ended a four-day decline on Wednesday, led by media, aviation and financial sectors. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index moved up 0.82 percent, or 18.00 points, to finish at 2,201.07. The Shenzhen Component Index rose 0.98 percent, or 82.11 points, to close at 8,447.46. Combined turnover on the two bourses increased to 222.97 billion yuan (36.36 billion U.S. dollars) from 187.65 billion yuan the previous trading day.
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