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.
The Shanghai-Hong Kong stock exchange link is a "very big deal," strategist John Rutledge said. Here's how he'd play it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KC Chan, Hong Kong's Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, explains why the trade link, which is set to debut next Monday, will benefit both parties.
When the landmark Hong Kong-Shanghai equity link debuts on Monday, hedge funds are expected to plunge into mainland shares.
Businesses are complaining about Beijing's use of non-tariff barriers from customs clearance to quality restrictions to curb raw material imports.
Stephen Sheung, Head of Investment Strategy at S-H-K Private and Hao Hong, MD of Research & Chief Strategist at Bank of Communications International, discuss the impact of the trade link.
Asian indexes rallied on news that a link between Shanghai and Hong Kong's exchanges will move forward, opening the $2 trillion market fully to foreign investment.
Gavin Parry, Managing Director at Parry International Trading, explains what the through-train program means for Chinese investors and the Hong Kong stock market.
Audrey Goh, Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, says the Hong Kong-Shanghai trading link will give A-shares a temporary boost and highlights stocks that offer opportunities.
Mexico has revoked a $3.75 billion high-speed rail contract from a Chinese-led consortium after its uncontested bid prompted an outcry from lawmakers.
Jing Ulrich, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific at JP Morgan, explains why she's optimistic that the cross-border bourse link-up will take place.
Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Jefferies, explains why the stock-trading connection will go live by year-end despite a delay in the launch originally scheduled for October.