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China relaxes margin rules as share prices fall

Securities regulator has removed some limits on investors' minimum deposit requirements

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The new rules let investors pay back losses in ways other than forced liquidation of their shares - which could prevent a vicious cycle of falling prices triggering sales, pushing values down further.

Shanghai

CHINA's securities regulator has relaxed rules on margin trading - borrowed funds that fuelled a spectacular stock market rally - after measures including an interest rate cut failed to stop equities falling.

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) removed some...

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