Hong Kong-Shanghai Link Looks Lopsided as Outflows Jump: Chart

Almost two years after China opened a two-way channel between stock exchanges between Shanghai and Hong Kong, trading is looking increasingly lopsided. Daily southbound flows into Hong Kong equities have totaled a net 56.5 billion yuan ($8.5 billion) this month, compared with just 1.86 billion yuan of Shanghai share purchases. Mainland investors are seeking to hedge against a weakening currency by acquiring Hong Kong dollar-denominated assets, while China’s higher-priced shares are drawing little foreign interest.

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