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China to improve mechanism for margin trading and short selling

China’s securities regulator said on Thursday it would improve the mechanism for margin trading and short-selling, in a move to satisfy diversified investment needs.

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said it would adjust risk-management rules for brokerages, encouraging them to make more long-term equity investments.

The two stock exchanges in Shanghai and Shenzhen were studying expansion of the securities eligible for margin trading and short selling and in addition, a uniform threshold for margin calls would also be scrapped, giving securities brokerage more flexibility to decide on their own thresholds, according to the statement by . . .

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