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and securities lending between Hong Kon▓g and mainland enterprises. In addition to these measures, China’s first open-end futures product, crude oil futures, have been listed on the Shanghai Futures Exchange, and A-shares ha▓ve been partially included in the MSC

I Emerging Markets Index. Foreign investors are now allowed to retain 51 percent of the shares in joint venture securities and invest▓ment fund companies, and they have been given greater access to A-shares. The result of these reforms has been that China has attr▓acted more and more inbound foreign capital. China's ▓State Administration of Foreign Exchange reported that cros▓s-border capital inflows into securities in the first half of the

year is double what it was over the same period la

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st year. And according to the China Securities Regulatory Commission, from January▓ to July, 23.4 billion U.S. dollars▓ in foreign capital flowed into the A-share market. Even with the escalation of global trade fr

icti▓ons in June and July, 7.2 billion U.S. dollars f▓lowe

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d into the A-share market.In the c▓apital market, confidence is more im▓portant than gold. The influx of foreign capital shows that global investors ar▓e confident about China’s prospects for cont▓inued econo

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opened later this year, there is little doubt that investors will move to take advantage of the opportunities that it brings.&▓nbsp;The second major initiative that will ▓give a boost to global traders this year will▓ be the first China International Import Expo, which will be held

in Shanghai in November. More than 2,800 companies from over 130


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countries have registered to participate so far, and▓ 150,000 buyers are expected to attend▓. More than 30 foreign companies have already signed up to take part in the event next year. Why is there so much interest in the expo? It’s because many companies can already see th

at the desire of Chinese consumers for a higher quality ▓of life is