China charge into HK stocks both boon and bane

April 16, 2015 2:06 AM

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SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, April 16 (Reuters) - Surging investment from mainland China has jolted Hong Kong's stock market from the doldrums, but the volatility of such flows, driven by an unfamiliar breed of investor, presents new risks to the stability of the city's economy and currency.

A Reuters analysis shows that Chinese investors have moved a net $68 billion into Hong Kong-listed stocks via the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect programme since its launch in November, the vast bulk of it during just a few days in April.

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