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Apr 15, 2021 03:03 PM
FINANCE

Shanghai Composite Index Fell 0.52% on Thursday

China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index (000001.SH) lost 0.52% on Thursday, while the Shenzhen Component Index (399001.SZ) fell 0.42%.

Shanghai’s tech-heavy STAR 50 Index (000688.SH) gained 0.75% for the day, while Shenzhen’s similar ChiNext Index (399006.SZ) fell 0.49%.

Below is a rundown of the top China business and finance stories, plus other news for the day:

· PBOC Refrains From Adding More Liquidity as Cash Needs Grow

Central bank injects 150 billion yuan into the financial system with its medium-term lending facility, slightly less than the loan amounts coming due over the next 10 days

· CX Daily: Self-Styled ‘Godfather of Patents’ Rises, Falls on China’s Innovation Obsession

China plans to make it easier for migrants to get hukou in cities. ByteDance stays silent on its Hong Kong IPO plan

· In Depth: Rising Costs for Pinduoduo to Maintain Growth

Fast-growing budget shopping platform faces rising competition, regulatory scrutiny, and legal disputes, as it aims to sustain the rapid growth that investors love

· Small Businesses Face Frozen Bank Accounts in Crackdown on Telecom Fraud and Online Gambling

In nationwide probe, public authorities freeze small exporters’ accounts on suspicion the exporters are colluding with criminal groups and underground banks in money-laundering and telecom fraud

· Meituan, ByteDance Pledge to Comply With China’s Antitrust Laws

Chinese tech giants promise to cooperate with regulators, step up compliance to avoid abusing their market power in areas like pricing and forced exclusivity, and to avoid illegal M&A

· Hong Kong Mulls Sending Civil Servants to Work on Mainland

If the plans go ahead, it would be the first time that the region’s government workers are assigned to the mainland

· U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry Arrives in China for Environment Talks

The former senator will meet his counterpart Xie Zhenhua in Shanghai before an American-initiated virtual summit

· China to Make It Easier for Rural Workers and Students to Get Residency Status in Cities

NDRC announces move as part of 14th Five-Year Plan to grow urban populations and boost domestic consumption and productivity

· China Huarong’s Plunging Bonds Point to Major Market Shift

Mounting concern about the financial health of the distressed-debt manager has fueled a record tumble in the company’s dollar bonds, stoking fears of contagion

· Antigraft Campaign Nets Three Top Bankers in Henan Province

Investigators haven’t disclosed whether there’s any connection between the three executives who worked at different banks

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