Guotai Junan Securities recently recommended holding Oriental Pearl stock to benefit from what an expected "quick and dirty" business consolidation project at Shanghai Media leading up to deeper reforms.
Another state company likely to invite private investors soon is Shanghai Electric, a Shanghai-listed engineering conglomerate with close ties to dozens of international companies. For example, it makes elevators with Japan's Mitsubishi and power plant boilers with France's Alstom.
Analysts have also recommended traders take a close look at the brokerage Soochow Securities, which could be the first state-owned company in the city of Suzhou to welcome private investors, and Anhui Heli, which makes forklifts. Both are listed on the Shanghai exchange.
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