Peter Thal Larsen
Peter is Asia Editor of Reuters Breakingviews, based in Hong Kong. He oversees coverage of financial services and regulation. Prior to joining Reuters, Peter spent 10 years at the Financial Times. From 2004 to 2009 he was the FT’s banking editor, leading the paper’s award-winning coverage of global banking during the credit crunch. Between 2000 and 2004 Peter reported for the FT from New York. He played a leading role in the paper’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. A Dutch national, Peter has degrees from Bristol University and the London School of Economics. Follow Peter on Twitter @Peter_TL
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Expectations for the link-up with Shanghai have boosted shares of the Hong Kong stock market’s owner by 33 pct this year. The tightly-controlled scheme alone doesn’t justify the rally. Investors are betting the connection will get bigger and broader. They will need to be patient.
Hong Kong and Shanghai are about to activate a long-awaited link between their exchanges. The hook-up could have big implications for investors. But it’s also restrained by China’s determination to limit cross-border capital flows. Breakingviews explains what’s at stake.
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