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China’s economic engine accounts for roughly a fifth of global output, yet foreign investors own a mere fraction of the mainland markets’ stocks and bonds due to years of restrictive government policies.
But access to China’s domestic market is gradually expanding as the Chinese government slowly and decisively eases its grip on the flow of foreign money into domestic markets. This presents an important opportunity for investors. Looser restrictions have resulted in more foreign institutional investing and increased market liquidity. The progress has given global index providers more confidence to include mainland China stocks and government bonds in benchmarks. For funds tied to those benchmarks, China’s Great Wall is looking less tall.
This report will discuss:
- China’s changing policies
- Inclusion in equity and bond indices
- Opportunities to access its markets.
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