H share

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Hkecon.jpg

Economy of Hong Kong

    Identity
        Hong Kong Dollar
          Banknotes
          Coins
        Monetary Authority
        Four Asian Tigers

    Resources
        Employment   Transport
        Tourism          Postal
        Agri/Aqua       Ports
        Manufacturing

    Companies
        Stock Exchange  GEM
        Companies listed on HKSE

Other Hong Kong topics
Culture - Education
Geography - History - Politics
Hong Kong Portal

H shares (Chinese: H股; also known as 恒生中國企業指數, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index)[FN 1] refer to the shares of companies incorporated in mainland China that are traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Many companies float their shares simultaneously on the Hong Kong market and one of the two mainland Chinese stock exchanges.

Huge[clarification needed] price discrepancies between the H shares and the A share counterparts of the same company are not uncommon[citation needed]. A share generally trades at a premium to H shares as the People's Republic of China government restricts mainland Chinese people from investing abroad and foreigners from investing in the A-share markets in mainland China.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ In mainland China, the shares are referred to as H股 H shares, whilst in Hong Kong, they are called 恒生中國企業指數, literally Hang Seng China Enterprises Index.

See also[edit]