05-12-16: Historic Hong Kong- Shenzhen Stock Connect starts trade

By Anya Palm

As of Monday morning it is possible for global investors to directly access Chinese A-share stocks through the new Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, which started trading this morning.

The stock exchange is a long awaited milestone in the Chinese capital market reform, and is expected to strengthen the Hong Kong market, says managing director for HSBC Private Bank in Asia, Mrs. Fan Cheuk Wan.