• Miao Yingyuan,president of the Securities Industry Association of Hong Kong, said he expects China could announce the launch date of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect next month, and launch it as soon as October
  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has denied an exclusive report that it is bidding for Eastern Europe’s biggest auction website, Allegro, operated by South African internet and media group Naspers Ltd
  • Among 28 Chinese provinces that have published their H1 GDP growth figures, 22 expanded at a faster rate than the national level of 6.7%:data
  • In response to a Hong Kong media report that a shareholder holding more than 5% stake of a listed company will not be allowed to increase its holdings in the company by using the funds raised from selling wealth management pruducts or with the help of a third-party financing platform, Zhang Xiaojun, spokesman for the China Securities Regulatory Commission, said he doesn’t know  the situation now, and will make further studies about the matter
  • Chinese central bank’s short forward and futures positions on the yuan totaled $28.9 billion at the end of June, flat with the previous month
  • Liu Yonghao’s shareholdings in Minsheng Bank have declined to 5.63% from 5.95%: report
  • The Shanghai Stock Exchange said it will continue to keep an eye on brokerages’  research paper that could make a big impact on share prices