|Invest in China!|
There are various types of stocks available. For instance, A-shares are only available to Chinese traders and are traded with the Renminbi currency. Since 2002, these stocks are also available to a very limited number of foreign and institutional investors. Aside from that there are B-shares, intended for foreign investors. These are quoted in US dollars in Shanghai, and in Hong Kong dollars in Shenzhen. Then there are H-shares. These are the listed Chinese companies in Hong Kong. For the enthusiasts among us: N-shares are Chinese stocks listed in New York and L-shares are the ones in London.
Anyway, since November 17, China has opened its doors to foreign investors. Thanks to the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock exchange connection, the stock market of the Chinese mainland is within reach of non-Chinese for the first time ever! Investors can trade in Shanghai 560's listed stocks, with a maximum trading volume of 2 billion US dollars per day. It's seen as a first step of the liberalization of the Chinese market. According to Goldman Sachs, Chinese equities will soon become a staple.