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CHINAPEDIA This reference guide, drawing on select U.S. government and other published sources, provides a detailed and up-to-date overview of The People's Republic of China. Go >>
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8-Minute Virtual Video Ride on a Hong Kong Bus

Video footage that puts you in the front seat on the upper level of a double decker bus in Hong Kong. The trip takes you (with some gaps) from North Point, on the north side of Hong Kong Island, toward Stanley Bay, on the island's south side.

Latest Stock News from China

Russia continues Asian pivot
Daniel J. Graeber MOSCOW, March 30 (UPI) -- With Russian energy interests pivoting east, the head of Russian bank VTB said Monday he was looking to get listed on the Chinese stock exchange.

China stock rally boost volumes, helps Hong Kong-Shanghai equity link
Trading volumes on a landmark share trading link between mainland China and Hong Kong have surged to a record as Beijing takes further steps to boost cross-border trading flows. Hong Kong's stock market has lagged its mainland peers with a smaller 5.7 percent gain in the same period as concerns about slowing retail sales and the local property market weigh on sentiment. "These steps are ...

The Swiss Stock Market Rallied Higher Monday Following Last Week's Drop
The Swiss stock market finished solidly in positive territory Monday, following the weak performance of the prior trading week. The SMI dropped by over 3 percent last week, snapping 9 week winning streak. Investors took advantage of the pull back at the start of the new trading week, viewing it as an opportunity to hunt for bargains.

Chinese Exuberance is Back
The Chinese stock market rally is back on. Last year’s sharp rise in Chinese stocks appears to be resuming after a flat 2015. The post Chinese Exuberance is Back appeared first on The Daily Reckoning Australia .

Chinese Stock Market Plays Emerge Amid Growth Concerns
Chinese stock market bears have sparked a sharp sell off in some Chinese stocks due to their souring outlook on the country's growth. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite is up 3.5% this year. That does compare favorably to the

Chinese shares hit new highs; Sydney lags on soft oil price
With the exception of Australia, Asian stocks recovered from a lackluster open to rise on Monday, as a modestly positive lead from Wall Street offset the impact of sliding oil prices.

European, Asian Shares Rise, Helped By Chinese Stimulus
(Reuters) - Shares rose on Monday with Asian stocks buoyed by hopes for stimulus to boost China's economy, but the euro slipped on more concern about Greece's finances. In Europe, a rally in technology shares, tracking Friday's surge in the U.S. tech sector, helped equities bounce back from losses last week, although Athens' stock market was down on concern about whether the country will be able ...

GLOBAL MARKETS-European, Asian shares rise, helped by Chinese stimulus
Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) rose on Monday with Asian stocks buoyed by hopes for stimulus to boost China's economy, but the euro slipped on more concern about Greece's finances. In Europe, a rally in technology shares, tracking Friday's surge in the U.S. tech sector, helped equities bounce back from losses last week, although Athens' stock market was down on concern about whether the country ...

Potential Chinese Stimulus Boosting Stocks, Consolidation in Food Industry to Continue
    NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- After bouncing slightly on Friday, the S&P 500  roared higher on Monday, up 1.3% as investors cheered the potential monetary easing from the People's Bank of China. The central bank party continues, Joseph Terranova, chief market strategist for Virtus Investment Partners, said on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime" show, which took place at the Morgan Stanley Wealth ...

This Number Can Make or Break You in China's Stock Market
The number is 23 -- and it’s one of the most powerful forces in China’s $6.4 trillion equity market today. Companies have learned that if they try to price shares above 23, their IPOs won’t get approved, he said.


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