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Shanghai-HK bourse link-up likely in 6 mths

Despite the beneficial aspects of the scheme, investors face cross-border risks and trading restrictions

INVESTORS in Hong Kong and Shanghai could be buying shares in each other's stock exchange - as soon as in six months' time - under a groundbreaking cross-border bourse link-up. But first, they need to brace themselves for greater risks and restrictions than would otherwise apply.

The way the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect is set up is aimed at preventing risks from spilling into each other's backyard while serving multiple purposes; the payoffs, for example, include accelerating the internationalisation...

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