China plans to let its main state pension fund invest in the stock market for the first time, the country’s official news agency, Xinhua, has reported. Under the new rules, the fund will be allowed to invest up to 30% of its net assets in domestically listed shares. China’s main pension fund holds 3.5tn yuan ($548bn; £349bn), Xinhua said.
The move is the latest attempt by the Chinese government to arrest the slide in the country’s stock market. The fund will be allowed to invest not just in shares but in a range of market instruments, including derivatives. By increasing demand for them, the government hopes prices will rise.
The Shanghai Composite Index closed down more than 4% last week after figures showed monthly factory activity contracting at its fastest pace in six years. It capped a tough few days for Chinese investors, with the index down 12% on the week. Chinese shares are now down more than 30% since the middle of June.
Earlier this month, the Chinese central bank devalued the yuan in an attempt to boost exports. These measures come against a backdrop of slowing economic growth in China. In the second quarter of this year, the country’s economy grew by 7% – its slowest pace for six years. Last year, the economy grew at its slowest pace since 1990.
Fears of a prolonged slowdown have also hit global stock markets, with U.S. and leading European indexes posting heavy losses last week.
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