Credit Suisse bulks up A-share research team

The Swiss bank is ramping up its China equities research capabilities with six new hires despite lingering post-crash stock jitters and sputtering economic growth.

Credit Suisse said it is expanding its equity research capabilities in China, adding headcount to meet growing demand for in-depth analysis of the country’s A-share market despite its recent tumultuous past.

An additional six analysts will join the Swiss Bank's research team, covering 180 domestic A-share listed companies that represent more than 70% of China’s CSI-300 index. Credit Suisse plans to increase coverage to 300 companies by the end of 2016, doubling from 130 stocks in November of last year.

The country’s benchmark CSI-300, representing the largest stocks on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges, tumbled by more than a third since hitting a peak...

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