With China expected to unveil a host of "unprecedented" economic reforms at its upcoming four-day policy meeting commencing this weekend, what will the Third Plenum mean for mainland equities that have struggled to gain traction this year?
According to market strategists, the highly-anticipated event, to be held from November 9 -12 in Beijing, is unlikely to be a watershed moment for the country's stock market.
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Given that investors are already anticipating an ambitious reform agenda, surprises will be difficult to come by, say experts.
"From a market perspective, almost every stone is turned, we know what's coming. For the market, the event is going to be a near-term neutral," Gao Ting, chief investment officer, Wealth Management Research China at UBS told CNBC this week.