China is trying to overcome the pandemic-induced economic malaise. One way the government is proposing to alleviate the issue is by easing travel restrictions, particularly for those engaging in business.
The country intends to bolster the economy by essentially opening its borders, at least to business people. This measure aims to make way for increased capital investments. Per a South China Morning Post article, “the ministry will make it easier for overseas business travelers to apply for landing visas, including those wanting to visit China for business meetings, exhibitions or investment but are unable to secure the permission before their trip.”
Heading into 2023, the future looked bright after China dealt with a surge of COVID-19 cases. The MSCI China Index rose as high as 17% in January, but has since witnessed a steady decline.
A Second Comeback in the Making?
The backing of the federal government will certainly help improve the prospects of more economic growth. That is, it will if its stimulus measures prove effective. Opening up more travel for business professionals might help encourage innovation, which could benefit the (KGRO ).
“The move … will help domestic firms seize opportunities, secure orders, expand in international markets and gain an edge in a new revolution of industry,” said Jia Tongbin from the National Immigration Administration.
KGRO is an actively managed ETF. It offers dynamic exposure that allows for portfolio changes when market conditions warrant adjustment. Given this, KGRO is essentially a fund of funds that offers exposure to the following KraneShares ETF products:
- The (KWEB ): tracks the CSI Overseas China Internet Index, which measures the investable universe of equities of China-based, publicly traded companies that are listed outside of mainland China and primarily involved in the internet and related sectors.
- The (KURE ): tracks the MSCI China All Shares Health Care 10/40 Index, which measures the performance of Chinese healthcare stocks.
- The (KGRN ): tracks the MSCI China IMI Environment 10/40 Index. This benchmark tracks Chinese companies involved in alternative energy, sustainable water, green building, pollution prevention, or energy efficiency.
- The (KFVG ): tracks the CICC China Technology Leaders Index. It tracks the 30 largest Chinese companies by free-float market cap in tech sectors, like 5G and semiconductors.
- The (KSTR ): tracks the SSE Star Market 50 Component Index. This benchmark tracks the 50 largest companies by free-float market cap listed on the SSE STAR Market.
If investors want more targeted exposure to these individual funds, they can solely allocate capital to each fund.
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