China's central bank asked lenders to check margin trading risk

April 15, 2015 10:37 AM

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BEIJING, April 15 (Reuters) - The Shanghai branch of China's central bank has ordered commercial lenders to check for risks in their margin trading business, according to a memo obtained by Reuters.

The move comes after margin trading soared among brokerages, prompting regulators to clamp down on risky behaviour earlier this year.

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