BEIJING, April 1 (Xinhua) -- The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has approved IPO applications from ten companies, the same number as last week.
They will raise no more than 5.9 billion yuan (about 857 million U.S. dollars), the CSRC said in a statement.
Four companies will be listed on the Shanghai stock exchange, three on the Shenzhen small and medium enterprise board and three on the ChiNext, China's NASDAQ-style board.
The companies and underwriters will confirm dates after discussion with the exchanges.
Under the current IPO system, new shares are subject to approval from the CSRC, which controls both the timing and pricing. China is seeking to transform from an approval-based system to a more market-oriented one.