Overseas investors increase buying in China's capital market despite epidemic
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<p><img title="" alt="54894e3f128845d081129baa0fbd643f.png" src="https://imedia-peoplesdaily.pdnews.cn/20200214/94de4e6d7bc545feb70efb07742b247f.png"/></p><p><span style="color: rgb(127, 127, 127);">(Photo: Xinhua)</span></p><p>Overseas buying in China's A-share market has remained robust despite short-term impacts brought by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, market data showed.</p><p>By Wednesday, a total of 67.7 billion yuan (about 9.7 billion U.S. dollars) has been invested through the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect into China's A-share stock market this year, according to financial data provider Wind.</p><p>The six-week capital inflow is equivalent to nearly 20 percent of last year's total amount, the data showed.</p><p>Meanwhile, global index provider MSCI has announced to add six more Chinese A-shares to the MSCI China A Onshore Index from February 28, including transport giant Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway which debuted on the A-share market in mid-January.</p><p>Leading global multi-asset index, data and analytics provider FTSE Russell is also set to complete the phase-one inclusion of Chinese A-shares to FTSE Global Equity Index Series (FTSE GEIS) as a secondary emerging market in late March.</p><p>As of March 23, 25 percent of the investable market capitalization of eligible large-, mid-, and small-cap China A-shares will be added to the FTSE GEIS and derived indexes, according to FTSE Russell.</p><p>The FTSE inclusion is expected to attract an additional inflow of about 4 billion U.S. dollars to the Chinese market, market analysts said.</p><p>Guangfa Securities said experience from other markets suggests that foreign capital would keep flowing in as global recognition on market openness grows, expecting an average annual influx of 300-400 billion yuan in the next 10 years.<br/></p>