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Beijing bourse off to roaring start, but firms' transparency an issue

A problem with China's equity markets is that investors tend to put their money into state-owned enterprises. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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BEIJING - China's newest stock exchange got off to a roaring start in Beijing on Monday (Nov 15), but analysts say that regulators and listed firms should change their ways if they want to maximise the bourse's potential.

For one thing, listed companies must be more forthcoming with their financial data to boost investor confidence, they told The Straits Times on Wednesday.

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