Definition of A-Share

Financial Terms Beginning with A

What is an A-Share

An A-share is the stock share class for publicly-listed Chinese companies that are listed on Chinese stock exchanges, such as the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE). Chinese A-shares are specific to companies that are incorporated and based in mainland China. Additionally, A-shares trade in yuan renminbi.

While foreign investment is restricted, A-shares are allowed for foreign investment under the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) program.

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Related Investment Terms

American Depositary Receipt


H-Share (China)

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