Wednesday, February 4, 2015

China opens Shanghai Stock Market to Hong Kong - Business English

Business English lesson about the Stock market in China.  

The Stock Exchange in China is about to become much more interesting for investors.  In the past, investors had to choose to invest either in the Shanghai Exchange or Hong Kong. Now, however they might be able to invest in one, and be able to trade stocks in the other. 

Read or listen to  this article and discuss it with your English teacher 
Ihttp://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/china-opens-stock-market-to-hong-kong/2523750.html


Key Terms 
securities 
breakthrough
milestone
gateway
stocks listed 
quota
scheme
capitalization
limited reform measure
capital account
shareholders


Questions
According to the text, what is the advantage of this change? 
How would this open the financial market of China?
Where do most international investors put their money? 
Where do most Chinese investors put their money? 
What limits would investors have to abide by? 
Why does the stock market need these limits?
Why does China want to have international investors?
Do you invest in stocks?  Why or why not? 
What percentage of money should be in stocks?  Bond?  Money Market account? 
Would you take advantage of this new stock market, why or why not?  





Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher 


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