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Analysis: As short sellers target Chinese companies in Hong Kong, hostility mounts

Reuters  |  HONG KONG 

By Michelle PriceHONG KONG (Reuters) - Short sellers are increasingly targeting Hong Kong-listed Chinese companies they allege have committed accounting tricks, market manipulation and fraud. And that's despite mounting hostility faced by investors who bet against stocks.This year, there have been nine campaigns by short sellers against Hong Kong-listed companies as of mid-July, a record for the period, according to data from Activist Insight. This time last year there had been only two and in 2015 six. Short sellers said increasing capital flows between mainland China and Hong Kong, ...

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First Published: Mon, August 07 2017. 10:10 IST