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Chinese RTOs Targeted by Interactive Brokers

"In general, this company will shift its margin requirements as of when it sees excess volatility and it will safeguard its own interest as well as those other clients from potential losses," Wilkinson told TheStreet. "I wasn't aware of this announcement, but then again we put out a lot of announcements specifically to customers over the Web site."

Both E*Trade Financial (ETFC) and TD Ameritrade (AMTD) did not immediately respond when asked if they also were considering increased margin requirements on reverse-merger stocks.

While Interactive Brokers did not specifically refer to Chinese reverse mergers, the brokerage's entire list of reverse-merger stocks subject to the new margin requirements is comprised of China-based companies. Wilkinson did not offer specific comment on the companies listed, although he says they were identified by volatility. The following 47 companies are now subject to the brokerage's new margin requirements.

  • Feihe International(ADY)
  • AutoChina International(AUTC)
  • China New Borun(BORN)
  • China Automotive Systems(CAAS)
  • China Agritech(CAGC)
  • Chinacast Education(CAST)
  • China Integrated Energy(CBEH)
  • China MediaExpress(CCME)
  • China Century Dragon Media(CDM)
  • China Education Alliance(CEU)
  • China Green Agriculture(CGA - Get Report)
  • China-Biotics(CHBT)
  • China Natural Gas(CHNG)
  • China Gerui Advanced Materials Group(CHOP)
  • China Intelligent Lighting & Electric(CIL)
  • China Marine Food Group(CMFO)
  • Chinanet Online(CNET)
  • China Sky One Medical(CSKI)
  • CleanTech Innovations(CTEK)
  • Deer Consumer Products(DEER)
  • Duoyuan Global Water(DGW)
  • AgFeed Industries(FEED)
  • Fushi Copperweld(FSIN)
  • Gulf Resources(GFRE)
  • Guanwei Recycling(GPRC)
  • SmartHeat(HEAT)
  • Zhongpin(HOGS)
  • Harbin Electric(HRBN)
  • Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals(JGBO)
  • Lihua International(LIWA)
  • Lotus Pharmaceuticals(LTUS)
  • China North East Petroleum(NEP)
  • New Energy Systems Group(NEWN)
  • NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group(NIV)
  • Orient Paper(ONP)
  • Puda Coal(PUDA)
  • Rino International(RINO)
  • Sino Clean Energy(SCEI)
  • ShengdaTech(SDTH)
  • Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical(SKBI)
  • Soko Fitness and Spa Group(SOKF)
  • Synutra International(SYUT)
  • Universal Travel Group(UTA)
  • Shengkai Innovations(VALV)
  • Yongye International(YONG)
  • Yuhe International(YUII)
  • ZST Digital Networks(ZSTN)

-- Written by Robert Holmes in Boston.

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