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Providing access to one of the world’s great economies

China at a glance

£1.3bn
raised by Huatai Securities through GDR, the first issuer to list via Shanghai London Connect
£15bn
raised by Chinese issuers on our debt markets
£9bn
expected inflow through FTSE Russell first phase of China A Share inclusion
30
Chinese ADRs traded on Global Equity Segment (GES) in the London time zone

Connecting China to the World

China’s economic growth has been a steady, gradual process, generating significant economic benefits for both China and the UK. The past three decades of policy and economic reforms have enabled China’s rapid ascension to the global stage. Sitting at the heart of the global financial community, London Stock Exchange Group are delighted to have supported this.

The latest vehicle for that co-operation is the Shanghai-London Stock Connect, which in June 2019 welcomed Huatai Securities, the Chinese technology-enabled securities group, as the first issuer using the new collaboration. Huatai raised $1.7bn through the sale of Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) to international investors and was admitted to trading on the Shanghai Segment of the Main Market of London Stock Exchange.

 

Fixed Income: Aiding the Internationalisation of the Renminbi

As one of the world’s premier listing venues for bonds, London Stock Exchange offers Chinese issuers access to a broad base of international investors, and has established itself as the leading centre outside of Greater China for RMB bonds. 117 Dim Sum bonds have listed in London, raising over RMB 39bn for Chinese and international issuers.

London was chosen as the listing venue of choice for the Chinese Government’s maiden offshore RMB bond in June 2016, which demonstrated enormous investor demand for Chinese debt in London.

London has hosted many landmark issuances from Greater China, including the largest ever green bond listing on London Stock Exchange, the first sustainability bond on London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market, and the first international green bond and green covered bond from China.

 

The Global Equity Segment: Trading China in London

Launched on 15 October 2019, the Global Equity Segment (GES) is the latest innovation from London Stock Exchange. With GES, investors are able to trade global securities, including certain US blue chips and US-listed Chinese ADRs such as Alibaba, Baidu and Futu, during London hours.

Using the well-established CREST Depository Interest (CDI) workflow allows investors to trade and settle international securities in London quickly, cheaply and efficiently.

Moving CDIs efficiently between markets allows for cross-border execution and settlement within a t+2 settlement cycle. Investors can buy securities in London and sell in New York on the same day during regular trading hours.

 

Index Inclusion

LSEGs world-leading index and analytics business, FTSE Russell, has a strong track record in developing Chinese market indexes; FTSE Russell China benchmarks have become widely recognised by investors and issuers globally as a leading measure of the Chinese equity market.

Since 24 June 2019, A-shares have been included in FTSE Russell’s global equity benchmarks; a reflection of China’s remarkable ascent and the great progress that has been made in Chinese equity capital markets.

This was a gradual, multi-step project involving comprehensive input and feedback from a wide range of market participants, including the global investor community. The first phase of inclusion could equate to $10 billion net passive inflows following completion.

Shanghai London Stock Connect

Find out about companies we have welcomed to our markets

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London Stock Exchange welcomes SDIC Power Holdings Co., Ltd. to Shanghai – London Stock Connect

London Stock Exchange today welcomes SDIC Power Holdings, a leading power generation company in China, to open London’s markets for trading. The occasion marks the successful listing of the Company’s GDRs, utilising the Shanghai-London Stock Connect segment of the Exchange’s Main Market.

SDIC Power operates a diversified portfolio of projects across hydropower, coal-fired power, wind

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Welcome China Pacific Insurance (Group) Company Ltd to the Shanghai Segment of the Main Market

London Stock Exchange Group (‘LSEG’) today welcomes China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd. (‘CPIC’ or ‘the Company’), a leading insurance group in China, as the Company begins trading through Shanghai-London Stock Connect. Shanghai-London Stock Connect marks a major collaboration between two of the world's leading economies, allowing global investors to access Chinese enterprises directly th

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ICBC London - Inaugural GBP denominated public bond offering by a Chinese Bank

On 24 July 2019 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, London Branch (“ICBC London”) successfully priced its inaugural GBP benchmark issuance, a major milestone for ICBC London’s local business and in the development of the investor base for the bank as a whole.

The GBP600m 3-year fixed rate bond (rated A1 by Moody’s) is the first benchmark sterling debt issuance by a Chines

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Meet the team

Jon Edwards

Head of Asia Pacific Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange plc

                                                                                                                           

Karen Northey

Head of China, International Markets

                                                                                                                                                             

Sabina Liu

Head of APAC Business Development, Cash Secondary Markets & UK Account Coverage

     

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