8/26/2008

The China Securities Regulatory Commission is looking into allowing state shareholders to sell bonds that can later be swapped for shares as a way to curb equity sales and bolster the nation's struggling stock market. The measure is one of many ideas to limit sales of shares in state-owned firms. "This measure will help ease the pressure placed on the market by state-owned shares," said Victor Wang, a UBS analyst. "Investors' sentiment is quite low, and the government has been trying to bolster market confidence by limiting massive share sales."

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