China is expected to triple its quota -- to $30 billion -- allowing overseas
institutional investors to buy local currency A-shares, the China Business News
reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified sources.
The move is one issue being discussed in ongoing Sino-U.S. economic talks in
Washington, the newspaper said, adding that Beijing was also likely to lift the
ceiling on the size of stakes foreign investors can hold in Chinese financial
China launched the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) scheme in
late 2002 as part of moves to open its local currency A-share market in Shanghai
and Shenzhen, which have set a string of record highs this year.
Media reports have said that several overseas QFII funds suffered heavy
redemptions in the last few weeks due to growing concerns of a possible sharp
correction in A-share prices.