Open sesame

Author: | Published: 16 Jul 2018

China's central bank governor Yi Gang announced in April that China would implement six steps to open up the financial sector by the end of 2018. Since then, a number of measures have been taken to progress towards this goal including increased caps on the foreign ownership of securities brokerages, investment funds, futures firms and life companies. A move towards the final removal of caps can be expected within three years. Foreign funded banks can also be allowed to underwrite and sell government bonds in China. Other plans include increasing...