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UBS launches guide to China shares

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UBS has launched the China A-shares Top 400 Directory - the first directory of its kind ever published for the China market. The directory is a testament to UBS's commitment to the China market and to the information requirements of investors in the China market.

Providing key factual information on the 400 top A-share companies by market capitalization - as at 7th November 2003 - each one-page summary contains a brief business description, contact details, key shareholder information and financial data. The information is based on annual and interim financial reports in recent years. A-shares are issued by Chinese companies, both registered and listed in China.

The directory also further strengthens UBS's position as the number one firm in China research. In May this year, UBS was the first institution to be granted Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor status by China's regulatory authorities, allowing the firm to provide clients (subject to certain conditions) with direct access to China's domestic equity and debt markets.