BEIJING (Dispatches) - China has announced plans to set up a third stock exchange to serve small and medium-sized businesses.
President Xi Jinping said the new share market will be in the capital Beijing, during a speech to the International Fair for Trade in Services.
Mainland China currently has two major markets based in the Shanghai financial hub and the southern city of Shenzhen.
The move comes as Chinese companies are under intense pressure at home and in the U.S.
While President Xi did not elaborate on the plan, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) published a statement shortly after his speech that said its leadership was “excited” at the prospect.
“Small and medium-sized enterprises can do great things,” the CSRC added.