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US, China Reach Preliminary Deal in Push to Avoid Delistings

  • SEC Chair Gensler says the agreement is ‘unprecedented’
  • PCAOB will get access to audit work papers under deal
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SEC's Gensler Calls US-China Audit Deal Unprecedented
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Beijing and Washington have reached a preliminary deal to allow American officials to review audit documents of Chinese businesses that trade in the US, a first step toward avoiding the delisting of about 200 firms from New York exchanges. 

US shares from Chinese companies rose Friday in the immediate aftermath of the deal, which will allow Public Company Accounting Oversight Board inspectors to access audit work papers and personnel. American officials plan to be on the ground in Hong Kong by mid-September to start the reviews.