China structured products could surge after QFII relaxation

Changes to market access scheme allow new hedging methods, but detailed guidelines still pending

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Global banks say new securities lending and borrowing rules in China could allow them to offer a broader range of structured market access products, but detailed guidelines from regulators are still pending.

The new rules, which remove a restriction on foreigners from borrowing and lending out Chinese securities, were introduced on November 1 as part of a far-reaching revamp of China’s Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII) scheme. The rules were published by the People’s Bank of

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