• MSCI said in a statement it is paying close attention to the development of China’s A shares; there is positive market development in China’s A-share market; it will continue to focus on the implementation of policy changes; it is still need more time to evaluate policy effectiveness
  • The yuan or Renminbi will join the International Monetary Fund’s Special Drawing Rights on October 1
  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), published the revised Information Book, Frequently Asked Questions and the proposed amendments to the Rules of the Exchange (the SEHK Rules), the General Rules of CCASS (CCASS Rules) and the CCASS Operational Procedures (CCASS OPs) in relation to the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect with a view to facilitating business and technical preparations
  • Chinese conglomerate Fosun International said on Thursday it will invest  46.2 billion yuan ($6.92 billion) in a public-private partnership (PPP) project to build a high-speed rail link, becoming the first private company to take part in a Chinese high-speed rail project
  • The Caixin China Manufacturing PMI for September rose to 50.1, in line with expectations, but ahead of the prior month’s 50.0
  • China’s Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation jointly said in a note that China will abolish consumption tax on ordinary beauty cosmetic products; it will change the tax item name “cosmetic” into the “high-end cosmetic”, and adjust the consumption tax rate on high-end cosmetic and beauty products to 15% from 30%, starting from Oct. 1
  • China’s National Energy Administration issued the plan for the country’s shale gas development, aiming to produce 30 billion cubic meter shale gas by 2020 and 800-100 billion cubic meters by 2030
  • China has cumulatively approved a total of $81.74 billion QFII quotas as of Sept. 29, compared with $81.48 billion at the end of last month; approved 511.34 billion yuan RQFII quotas, versus 510.34 billion yuan: SAFE
  • The Shanghai index closed 0.14% higher by the midday break, while the Shenzhen index rose 0.4% and the ChiNext index fell 0.07%