Depending on whom you speak with, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone will either be a bastion of financial industry reform and opening, unseen since the great opening of the late 1970s where unbridled capitalism reigns free and unhindered, or it will be a mini-HK, where bankers are saved the long-distance phone charges to HK, but not much else.
Either way, following the developments of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone is critical for any company in, or closely tied to China’s financial services industry to pay attention to. Citibank and DBS have already made big bets, and others might soon too.
To help companies understand the zone and its potential implications, Kapronasia’s next webinar will take a look at what the Shanghai Free Trade Zone actually is and examine potential scenarios of what it could be in the future. Over the course of this 30 minute webinar we look at:
- An overview of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone
- Current regulations and guidelines of the Free Trade Zone
- Comparison of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone to other China special economic development zones
- Future potential Scenarios of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone Title: The Shanghai Free Trade Zone and its impact on China's Financial Services Industry
PLEASE NOTE: There were some technical difficulties during the webinar, so the video and audio are slightly off in the recording. We apologize for any inconvenience and have included a separate pdf version of just the slides which can be downloaded here.
The Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone report can be downloaded here.