US comes down heavily on China, 800 Chinese firms to delist from American bourses
As war of words over the spread of coronavirus continues to strain geo-political relations between the US and China, the former has taken big action.
As war of words over the spread of coronavirus continues to strain geo-political relations between the US and China, the former has taken big action. The US Senate has passed legislation that could prevent some Chinese companies from listing their shares on US exchanges unless they follow standards for US audits and regulations. And, according to Bloomberg, nearly 800 Chinese firms are expected to delist from American bourses.
चीन की कंपनियों पर अमेरिका का बड़ा फैसला, अमेरिकी स्टॉक एक्सचेंज से चीन की करीब 800 कंपनियां डीलिस्ट होंगी- ब्लूमबर्ग के हवाले से खबर#US #China #USChina #NYSE #NASDAQ @AnilSinghvi_ @deepdbhandari pic.twitter.com/YBrML0dwwS
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Noteworthy, the measure, sponsored by Republican Senator John Kennedy and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen, was passed by unanimous consent.
What's the Bill?
"The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act" bars securities of any company from being listed on any US securities exchange if it has failed to comply with the US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board`s audits for three years in a row. The measure also would require public companies to disclose whether they are owned or controlled by a foreign government.
The bill is written to apply to all foreign companies, but it is targeted at China, and follows intense criticism of Beijing by Republican President Donald Trump that has been echoed by Republican and Democratic lawmakers, as per Reuters.
Trump and other officials in his administration insist that China mishandled the novel coronavirus during the early weeks of an outbreak that has spread into a global pandemic that has killed more than 320,000 people and cratered global economies.
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