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  • A man using a mobile device stands in front of a screen displaying signage for the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect during its launch ceremony at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.

    The Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect's lukewarm reception may heat up, with the Hong Kong market saying it plans to allow short-selling from March 2.

  • General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra

    General Motors and Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp will soon announce a joint push into Indonesia, using their no-frills Wuling brand to establish a beachhead in Southeast Asia's biggest market and from there tackle other markets in the region.

  • A friend of a victim covers his face as he waits outside a hospital where injured people of a stampede incident are treated, in Shanghai January 1, 2015.

    China's state-run Xinhua News Agency is reporting that 35 people have been killed in a stampede during the city's New Year's celebrations.

  • A stampede killed at least 35 people at Shanghai New Year's celebrations, officials said, possibly due to a rush to grab fake money thrown from a building.

  • Shanghai Stock Exchange

    Hong Kong's derivatives market is thriving as foreign funds prevented from using the HK-Shanghai trading link look for a back door to access China stocks.

  • Technicians install solar panels on a house in Mission Viejo, Calif.

    The U.S. confirmed steep import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan on Tuesday which could inflame trade tensions between the countries.

  • Sony Corp should fear China's censors as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market.

  • A halving in the price of iron ore this year has been fueled in part by Chinese speculators who built up huge short positions on the one-year-old futures contract.

  • Chart of the day: Shanghai Composite

    FMHR trader Josh Brown dissects the almost 30 percent move higher in the Shanghai Composite this year.

  • Floor traders monitor share prices during afternoon trading at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    Concerns by Europe's top funds watchdog that the Hong Kong-China trading link may not adequately protect investors are preventing thousands of funds from buying Shanghai stocks.

  • How Chinese investors feel about Shanghai-HK trade link

    This episode of "Inside China" takes a look at the buzz in Shanghai, China's financial capital, after the start of a historic stock connect program.

  • China's electric vehicle sales surged five-fold in the first 10 months of 2014, raising concerns over potential over-investment from from local governments.

  • Shanghai Stock Exchange

    The Shanghai-Hong Kong stock exchange link is a "very big deal," strategist John Rutledge said. Here's how he'd play it.

  • China opening market faster than market realizes: Pro

    David Stevenson, head of business management at Baring Asset Management, says the Hong Kong-Shanghai Connect program is "one of many steps" the Chinese government is taking to open up its economy.

  • H vs A-shares: Who's the investor favorite?

    Nicholas Studholme-Wilson, VP and Senior Research Analyst at Sun Hung Kai Financial, says southbound trade looks interesting as the H-share market still offers opportunities for long-term investors.

  • Northbound trade booms on stock connect launch

    Charles Li, CEO of Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, discusses the high levels of northbound trade on Monday morning after the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect.

  • What trade connect says about Chinese reform

    Mark Konyn, CEO at Cathay Conning Asset Management, says the stock connect indicates that reforms remain on track and Beijing is willing to open China's capital account further.

  • Legg Mason: Stock connect is a 'big, good step'

    Joseph Sullivan, Chairman & CEO of Legg Mason, says the Shanghai-HK trade link reflects China's reform strategy which will facilitate integration of the mainland into the global capital market.

  • Why the Shanghai-HK connect launch is a historic moment

    The bourse linkup is "the beginning of the end of China's capital control" that will eventually lead to "one country one market," says Steven Sun, Head of China Equity Strategy at HSBC.

  • Will the stock connect benefit Hong Kong?

    Erwin Sanft, Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered, weighs in on the debate whether the HK-Shanghai trade link could erode the former's position as the financial gateway to China.