|The opening ceremony of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect today|
Foreigners will now have access to trading the stocks of almost 900 firms. According to the World Federation of Exchanges data, Shenzhen is Asia's busiest stock exchange, with a monthly turnover of over US$1 trillion.
|Hong Kong will benefit from stock trades going both ways|
|Foreign investors have access to almost 900 Chinese firms|
So, it looks like whether we like it or not, our financial markets are becoming physically closer, offering a way for some people to launder their money, and for foreign investors who haven't done their due diligence to increase their chances of losing money on companies that are possibly not above board.
Perhaps that's why the response wasn't that enthusiastic today?
Time will tell.