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Business Information for Hong Kong and Shanghai


Shanghai is Mainland China's major financial and commercial center.

There are a number of major institutions within the financial sector based in Shanghai.

  • People's Bank of China (PBOC), China's central bank, controls monetary policy and regulates financial institutions. In 2005 the Shanghai headquarters of the bank was officially launched.
  • Shanghai Stock Exchange 上海證券交易所 is the world's sixth-largest exchange by stock-market capitalization. It is governed by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) 中國証券監督管理委員會
  • Shanghai Futures Exchange. Focuses on the metal, energy and chemical-related industrial products and the corresponding derivatives.  
  • Shanghai Gold Exchange. Regulates and organizes gold transactions.
  • China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) . Head office is in Shanghai. Its main functions include foreign exchange trading, RMB lending, bond trading, and exchange rate and interest rate derivatives trading.


Shanghai Finance Yearbook. Provides an overview of Shanghai's finances, covering the bank industry, security industry, insurance industry and other finance organizations.

上海金融年鉴 = Shanghai Finance. Shanghai financial research publication

Shanghai Statistical Yearbook. Contains data on banking, interest rates and the Shanghai stock market.

China Money. From the China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS). Provides scholarly discussion and information for interbank market members, financial regulators, social and academic institutions, and more.

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Banking system

The People's Bank of China (PBOC), China's central bank, controls monetary policy and regulates financial institutions. Its headquarters in Shanghai were launched in 2005.

China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) 中國証券監督管理委員會, a government body, acts as a watchdog to ensure the the proper regulation of the securities and futures markets.

Mainland China Banking Survey 2017. From the company KPMG.


Government policy (Chinese verson only) is for Shanghai to be an International Trade Center, attracting more local and international trade. 

China became a member of the WTO (World Trade Organization) in 2001 opening and liberalizing its trading system.

Shanghai Statistical Yearbook. Includes data for import and export trade.

Shanghai Shipping Exchange. Responsible for standardising freight transactions, adjusting rates. Also provides freight indices.

The Port of Shanghai, China's largest, accounts for one fifth of China's total cargo volume and is an important gateway for foreign trade.

Tariff and import restrictions

China HS Codes, Import Tariffs & Trade Restrictions. For details of China's import tariffs and trade restrictions.

Shanghai Customs publishes the latest official printed version of law, regulations or notices