New Third Board strength at 9,786
Some 51 small and mediumsized enterprises were added to China’s New Third Board, increasing its number of listed companies to 9,786 as of Friday. Turnover on the board reached 4.65 billion yuan ($676 million), up 4.7 percent from a week ago. A total of 2,304 SMEs have been added to the board since the beginning of 2016, with combined market value of more than 3.74 trillion yuan, latest data showed. The New Third Board, or the National Equities Exchange and Quotation system, helps SMEs to transfer shares and raise funds.