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China probes automated trading as stocks slip again

Markets regulator also seeks trading records from banks in Singapore, HK

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INVESTOR HOPES: Amid the market turmoil, some foreign investors see an opportunity to buy, believing confidence will eventually return and private Chinese investors will come back to the market.

Shanghai

CHINA'S securities watchdog is investigating the impact of automated trading on share markets, as the authorities step up a crackdown on what they regard as heavy speculative selling that could destabilise the world's second-largest economy.

China's main share markets,