Chinese B Shares in Shanghai and Shenzhen
China’s B Share Market
Chinese B Shares are stocks initially designated for foreign investors. They are
denominated in Renminbi, the Chinese local currency, and payable in foreign
currency. B Shares listed in Shanghai Stock Exchange are listed in US dollars,
while B Shares listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange are listed in Hong Kong
In the past, only foreigners were allowed to trade B shares. Starting from March
2001, mainlanders can trade B shares in US dollars or Hong Kong dollars as well.
When this news broke out in the beginning of 2001, Chinese B share prices went
up dramatically, with many of the shares increased 8 fold in a few weeks.
Since then, as you can see from the following graph, many of the share prices
dropped back to where they were in the beginning of 2001.
Investing in B Shares Listed in Shanghai Stock Exchange
Investing in B Shares Listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange
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