B-shares

More B-share companies to list in Hong Kong

Around 40 B-share companies could make the conversion to a Hong Kong listing.

More of China’s B-share companies are set to move their listings to Hong Kong to escape the country’s experiment in foreign-denominated shares.

Of the 107 shares listed in Shanghai and Shenzhen, accounting firm Deloitte reckons there are about 40 that are also listed on the A-share market and could meet Hong Kong’s listing requirements to join the H-share market.

“B-share companies are likely to be very motivated to move to Hong Kong,” said Edward Huang, a strategist at Haitong International Securities. “Companies engaged in businesses like consumer products, real estate and infrastructure, which Hong Kong investors are very familiar with, are likely to be popular with investors...

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