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Does the MSCI China index include A-shares or not?

I am building a global ETF portfolio, and want to include some chinese equity in it. Therefore, I am looking for ETF's with a broad spread to reflect the chinese stock market. After reading This web-...
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ETFs from Ireland and Luxembourg

From Nonresident alien's ETF domicile decision table: "Ireland is the most common domicile for non-US domiciled ETFs, although Luxembourg is another popular non-US domicile for ETFs" "...
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From which Stock Exchange should I buy ETFs?

I'm considering to buy ETFs through IBKR, which seems to be a safe bet investment. The same ETF can be bought from different Stock Exchanges (different countries), one example is the Vanguard S&P ...
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Moving money around the world

I was born in Brazil, also have Luxembourg citizenship. I have US based IBKR account (starting to play with it) linked to my current address in China. I'm working and saving money in bank in China. ...
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Can foreign investors buy small cap stocks listed in China?

Foreign investors can invest in Chinese large cap and mid cap stocks via the Shanghai - Hong Kong Stock Connect and the Shenzhen - Hong Kong Stock Connect. According to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange's ...
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Is it difficult to sell shares that have become ineligible for the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Connect?

Suppose a non-resident bought some "A Shares" on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect) and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (via the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock ...
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Currency exposure of China stock in HKD

Suppose that I am a SEK investor and own a stock of a Chinese company listed in HKD in Hong Kong. What is my actual currency exposure in this case? Is my exposure the same as if I would own this in ...
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Why has China's stock market not performed well when compared to China's economic growth? [closed]

It looks like China's GDP quintupled in the past 30 years, and it's current economic growth is twice that of the US at the moment.. But when looking at a chart of the SSE Composite Index its growth in ...
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When the lease on the land on which one's house is located expires in China, how does the renewal work and how is its cost determined?

From my understanding, when someone purchases a house or condominium in China, they typically receive a 70-year lease for the land on which the house or condominium is located. The land is still ...
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How does an ETF that tracks a foreign stock index work? - Potential arbitrage opportunities because of time-zone? [duplicate]

Suppose I live in the US and want to buy an ETF share traded in the US. I would already know how Chinese stock market performed by the time the US market is open because of the 12-hour difference. ...
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Intelligent strategy for facing the commercial war (USA, China, maybe EU) and the subsequent predicted recessions [closed]

The international monetary found has stated that there is going to be a recession in the 90% of the countries as a result of the commercial war between USA and China, and the Brexit. It seems that the ...
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What will happen if Chinese companies stock get delisted in the US?

Recently there was news about how US government might delist Chinese companies. I was wondering since this is not like delist by going private, nor by government involvement (nationalizing). What ...
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Friend from China wants to hire me via contract to receive money and then distribute this money to pay his contracted employees in various countries

Going by the first contract, I'd be receiving a one-time payment of ~40k total and then divvying up and forwarding the money to 5-7 employees in different countries in Southeast Asia and Europe. Then ...
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Wired some money internationally without a SWIFT code and it is not received yet. I am worried

I wired some money from China (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China) to Canada (Bank of Montreal). Both are big banks in their respective countries. Both accounts are in my mother's name. I did the ...
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How to distinguish a Chinese VIE from a normally listed company stock?

Recently I have been intrigued by the lower prices of Chinese companies and decided to invest into China. But I stumbled open the problem that many Chinese companies you can invest into are VIE’s (...
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Chinese Brother-in-Law in Debt Trouble - What can Chinese Citizens do to Manage?

My brother in law built up a large amount of gambling debt two years ago. I guess in an attempt to save face, he hid a portion - 75,000¥ ($11,187) from his family thinking he could pay it off himself. ...
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Does Chinese Contractor Need to File US Return?

My US based LLC hired an independent contractor from China for some film work. Taxes were not withheld from the contractor’s payment. They will get a 1042-S to indicate this. As a nonresident alien ...
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How can this iPhone scam be economically viable? [closed]

If I understand this article correctly, they buy a new iPhone, replace an expensive part of it with a cheap knock off, return the "broken" phone to have it replaced and finally sell the expensive part ...
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Chinese technology indices

Is there a Chinese stock index comparable to the NASDAQ 100 or NASDAQ Composite covering Chinese technology stocks with the highest market cap? And are there corresponding ETFs or Mutual Funds?
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Sources of international wire charges?

A person in China wire transferred X US Dollars (after fees & charges of the sending bank) to my Capital One 360 checking account in the US, and the amount I received was X-15 USD. When I contact ...
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Can tax treaty exemption be applied to spouse's income?

I'm a green card holder and my wife is a F1 student from China, and we are filing our tax return jointly this year. My wife doesn't have any income, and I wonder if we can still claim the $5,000 tax ...
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I want to buy Tencent stock - whats the difference between 0700, TCEHY and NNND?

I'm a little lost here... I'm from the UK and my broker is only showing Tencent Holdings Ltd (DE). Why does Tencent Holding Ltd have so many ticker symbols: 0700, TCEHY and NNND?
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Why does L & L Energy continue to trade OTC even though it's been defunct for years and its former CEO is in jail?

L & L Energy (LLEN) continues to trade OTC even though the company closed. The former CEO, Dickson Lee, is in jail for securities fraud. Why does LLEN linger on OTC year after year? Can stock ...
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Why companies appear in several stock exchanges?

Let's say I want to buy stocks of Sinopec which is a Chinese company. I would expect to buy it from HKS and in local currency. With the Degiro broker which is Dutch, I see "Sinopec Shangai Petrochem-H ...
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How should one refuse to father in law (Chinese) when he wants to borrow money? [closed]

I’m 24, male was born in Western Europe, currently living in China. The main reason why I’m in China is my girlfriend who I met back at my home town and she happened to be Chinese. I’m full time post ...
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Bank refuses to allow withdrawal due to ID/citizenship issues

My sister has a bank account--and a passbook as proof of that bank account, in China. She opened that bank account as a Chinese citizen with a Chinese ID, and it currently has approximately $35, 000 ...
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Does government track wu transfer?

I have been sending money to my family back in China over year now and probably sent 25000. But last week I was trying to send it through wu agian and they put it on hold and decline saying it ...
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Is there a cheaper way to get money from a Chinese bank account to an Australian bank account than using the bank's SWIFT service?

My friend has arrived in Australia from China to stay for a year on a working holiday visa. He wants to transfer some of his money from his Chinese bank. If it makes a difference, on the China side ...
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How/where can a U.S. resident buy recently issued Chinese 3-month Treasury bills?

According to Reuters: China has rolled out a flurry of reforms recently to liberalize its markets and also help the yuan meet the IMF's checklist, including scrapping a ceiling on deposit rates,...
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Transfer money from China to India

I came to China on 09th September, 2015. My work permit is valid upto 15th September, 2016. I get my salary after tax-deduction as per taxation in China. My question is how can I send money to my ...
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Buying gold/silver bullion internationally

My understanding is that gold and silver have a set value at any given point, but I've been told that it's possible to buy it cheaper in other countries, specifically China. I can believe this for ...
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Chinese account, live in Europe - rather get paid in RMB or EUR?

I'm currently living in Germany, but have a Chinese employer. I've got an account in both countries (ICBC in China and Sparkasse in Germany), and get my salary paid in RMB to my Chinese account, and ...
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Considering investing in CHN as a dividend stock

I've been looking at investing in another dividend stock, and I have been using dividata.com to do some research. I have found several stocks that I am interested in that have a roughly 9% or 10% ...
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Can I locate a Bank of China ATM in mainland China given the ATM ID?

Today I realized my ATM card is missing. (It's OK I have a spare but if that bank branch has it would still be handy.) I used it three days ago at an ATM in Guangzhou China. I have the receipt. The ...
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what % of intl should be in China equity mutual funds right now? [closed]

Mutual funds investing in China equity seem to be the strongest growing Intl equity mutual funds. What percentage of my international equity mutual funds should I move to China equity mutual funds ?
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Shares in Chinese startup company

let me first explain my situation before asking my question. I use to work in research at university overseas on a project that has been spun off in a startup in China by my former supervisor who is ...
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Unclaimed Foreign Inheritance

I do not know where to start. My grandmother died in July 2011 in Guangzhou, China (she is a Chinese citizen). She owned an apartment, and money in her bank account(s). The biggest problem in this ...
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Opening a bank account in China

I'm trying to open a account with any of the major banks in China, but I live in the US. Is this possible and how would I go about doing this? I would also like to be able to transfer money between my ...
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I don't live in America. How can I buy IPO stock of newly listed companies in the United States?

I'm Chinese, and I only know Firstrade, Scottrade and SogoTrade provide trading services in the Asia-Pacific region. However, they don't offer a way to buy IPO stock. Is there any way for me to buy ...
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Should mainland Chinese invest in the US market?

Forgive my poor financial vocabulary to put this properly. I'm a Chinese in China and for now most of my money (USD earned from US, transferred to China and then exchanged into CNY) are being managed ...
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Explain the HSI - why do markets sometimes appear in sync and other times not?

Can someone please explain this to me: in 2006, HSI moved almost identical like indexes on the New York Stock Exchange. However, the crisis period (2007-2011) shows the deviation from the others. My ...
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Buying silver in China

Here in China, the national bank allows one to buy silver on something called RMB/SLV market. I'm given a bid and ask: at the moment both are around 5.7 RMB. I'd like to buy some silver, but I don't ...
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Do any banks in China offer Visa/Mastercard cards which are not credit cards? [closed]

I want to have a Chinese bank account and a card that I can use for online shopping (both on Chinese sites and abroad) and I can also use outside China for ATM withdrawal and POS shopping. Most ...
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how does rise of china interest rate affect the inflation?

I heard not long ago that because of inflation rising up in China, the China Bank will rise its interest rate of 0.25%. I am quite new to the financial world and do not really understand how this is ...
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What are the opportunities/implications of having a designated clearing bank in my home country?

NOTE: I don't come from a finance background i.e. I'm an idiot in this topic. Recently China announced that the Bank of China and ICBC will become designated RMB "clearing banks" in my home country, ...
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Are there good ways for an Indian company to wire money to an individual in Mainland China?

Are there good ways for an Indian company to wire money to an individual in Mainland China?
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What is the interest rate for Chinese yuan at the moment?

I can't seem to find any info about it on the net.
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What are the laws involved with residency requirements when it comes to purchasing real estate in Shanghai?

Please quote some examples from the laws imposed by the Chinese government, whether it's in English or Chinese (assuming there are a fair number of chinese readers here). Thanks in advance!
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Can I apply for immigration if I have a house mortgage to pay?

I am planning to continue to pay the mortgage after immigration. But I don't know if the bank will allow me to pay house mortgage from another country.
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Price difference between shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai

I am interested in investing in the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), which is listed both on the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock markets. Since I only can trade in the Hong Kong stock ...