- "While the [Plenum] communique may have disappointed some, it is normal practice for the post-event statement to cover only broad principles," a Barclays economist quoted by CNBC says, regarding investors' reaction to the conclusion of a four-day meeting at which China's leaders sketched a forward-looking plan for their country's economy.
- Shares are nearly 2% lower in both Shanghai and Hong Kong as the 5000-word statement that followed the meeting struck analysts and investors as too vague and borderline contradictory.
- Some expect a final document (called the "Decision Document") due out next week to provide more detail on specific reforms.
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