In a move geared toward trying to filter long-term money from pension funds and insurance premiums into its stock markets, China's government has contracted a group to study how such a transition can be made, Reuters reports.

The country's $450 billion stock markets, if the studies prove fruitful, would rise by $6 billion with the insurance premium money alone. The red-hot China markets, which have gained 10.6% since Monday's announcement that the government would provide assistance, had previously lost 21.6% since April due to a sluggish Chinese economy.

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