Taiwan-Japan stock connect to drive futures cross-listing

Taifex to launch risk management tools to support proposed link

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Taiwan's futures exchange, Taifex, will gain permission from Japan's main exchange operator JPX to list Topix futures this year, as part of a move to give Taiwan investors instruments to hedge their exposure from a proposed stock connect between the two countries.

Shih Chuan Tsai, Taipei-based senior executive vice-president at Taifex, says the Taiwan Stock Exchange is working with Tokyo Stock Exchange on a stock connect programme – similar to the recent Shanghai-Hong Kong link – and that the fu

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