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Institutional investors 'could lead the way back to confidence in S-chips'

Published on Dec 2, 2013 7:44 PM

Wary retail investors could regain their interest in scandal-hit S-chips if institutional and large investors show the way forward, said an OCBC Bank investment banker on Monday.

This comes even as a framework between Singapore and Chinese regulators announced last week raised the possibility of more S-chips, or Singapore-listed China stocks.

"The retail (investors) suffered because of the past incidents, but interestingly we are getting more and more enquiries from institutional funds" about China firms, said Ms Tay Toh Sin, head of corporate finance at OCBC Bank.

She noted at a briefing that H-shares - or China stocks listed in Hong Kong - have performed well recently.

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