BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Lock-up shares worth 19.6 billion yuan (3.18 billion U.S. dollars) will become eligible for trade next week, according to data from bourses.
The volume marked a notable decrease from the 77.6 billion yuan seen from Aug. 19 to 23.
Altogether, 24 listed companies on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges will see their lock-up shares released to the capital market after the lock-up agreements expire next week.
Under China's market rules, major shareholders of non-tradable stocks are subject to one or two years of lock-up before they are permitted to trade the shares.
Zhejiang Sunflower Light Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd. will see non-tradable shares worth 4.3 billion yuan become tradable next week, the largest amount of such shares to hit the stock market next week.