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  1. beyondbrics

    August 20, 2014

    Guest post: French, Swiss central banks swell rush to hold renminbi

    By Jukka Pihlman, Standard Chartered Adopted at pace by central banks around the world, China’s renminbi is now seen by many...

  2. August 15, 2014

    China banks fortify balance sheets against loan risks

    China’s second and third-largest banks sold a combined Rmb50bn ($8bn) in subordinated bonds on Friday, the latest in a wave...

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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 29, 2014

    Default settings in China

    Or, how far is market pricing of credit risk catching on in China, after all? Here’s your default-risk adjusted corporate...

  2. MBA blog

    July 23, 2014

    The UK-China entrepreneurship competition

    Early in July, the London offices of the Bank of China held the UK finals of the UK-China entrepreneurship competition. The...

  3. July 22, 2014

    Indian court grants tycoon Roy day release to sell luxury hotels

    India’s Supreme Court has given detained tycoon Subrata Roy permission to leave prison for a few hours a day to negotiate...

  4. July 21, 2014

    China and Switzerland sign bilateral currency swap line

    The central banks of China and Switzerland have struck a bilateral currency swap agreement, a move that advances the...

  5. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2014

    Deutsche Bank: exit China bull, enter China bear

    It’s been three months since Ma Jun – sell-side economist and well-known China bull – quit the world of investment banking...

  6. July 11, 2014

    China examines state bank fund transfer allegation

    China’s central bank is examining an allegation by the state broadcaster that a big state bank is helping rich clients move...

  7. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2014

    Two Chinese state behemoths fight - who will win?

    Two of China’s stodgiest state-controlled entities locked horns this week as state broadcaster CCTV accused a major state...

  8. July 10, 2014

    Chinese bank debt finds favour with money market funds

    Some of the world’s biggest, most conservative money market funds have been increasing their exposure to Chinese bank debt,...

  9. June 29, 2014

    France to set up renminbi clearing system

    France’s central bank has taken the first step towards the creation of a Paris-based renminbi clearing and settlement...

  10. June 11, 2014

    Renminbi boost for London’s forex trade

    Britain’s bid to become the leading centre for offshore trading in the renminbi is set to receive a boost with the...

  11. FT Alphaville

    June 10, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: Peace. Love. Higher Returns. And a pub quiz. (Details here) Markets: Asian markets were mixed as...

  12. FT Alphaville

    May 29, 2014

    Chinese QE turns American?

    Yeah, we know, it’s semantic. China are already the kings of QE. But bear with us for a bit. The nature of their QE may be...

  13. Gavyn Davies

    May 25, 2014

    Global monetary conditions are easier than ever

    There is much talk about how and when the central banks will exit from unconventional monetary accommodation, at least in...

  14. May 20, 2014

    China’s banks line up extra capital cushion

    China’s banks are poised to raise tens of billions of dollars via preferred share issues in the coming months, as they look...

  15. May 13, 2014

    China property downturn would be painful but salutary

    If financial Armageddon were visited upon China, the country’s banks would emerge from the rubble with little more than...

  16. FT Alphaville

    May 12, 2014

    It's not easy having loads of FX reserves

    Via Reuters on Monday (H/T Marc Ostwald): BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) – A capital account deficit would be a good thing for...

  17. beyondbrics

    May 8, 2014

    Guest post: don't expect China to devalue the RMB

    By Michael Pettis of Peking University Recently a number of economists, most of them foreign, have called for China to...

  18. beyondbrics

    May 7, 2014

    Guest post: how will China's regional development bank work?

    By Gavin Bowring of Asean Confidential in Astana, Kazakhstan One of the biggest talking points on the sidelines of the...

  19. April 30, 2014

    US stocks pare gains after strong spending data

    Thursday 21.00 BST: US stocks lost momentum at the end of the global session after rising earlier, supported by a buoyant...

  20. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Japanese stocks were on pace to end a seven-day slump after Wall Street stocks rebounded from a two-month low,...

  21. April 9, 2014

    Fear of crisis intensifies China’s political battles

    The rift between China’s two most important financial regulators is not especially rare but it matters more now because of...

  22. April 6, 2014

    China takes slow boat to currency liberalisation

    The global debate over the potential for liberalisation of the Chinese renminbi is, to say the least, polarised. At one...

  23. March 29, 2014

    Frankfurt becomes Europe’s first renminbi payment hub

    Frankfurt has pipped London to become Europe’s first payments hub for the renminbi, following the signing of an agreement by...

  24. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian stocks were on upward path after US consumer confidence hit a six-year high and tensions over Ukraine eased....

  25. March 24, 2014

    Chinese banks: bear hug

    Investors in China’s state-backed banks have a lot to worry about: the dangers of default in a slowing economy, the threat...

  26. March 21, 2014

    Renminbi falls to biggest weekly loss

    China’s renminbi was making the headlines again this week after the tightly controlled currency’s reins were let out a...

  27. FT Alphaville

    March 20, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, Renminbi keeps falling: The renminbi fell 0.5 per cent in the onshore market on Thursday, one of its...

  28. beyondbrics

    March 18, 2014

    Chinese online finance: dire threat from planned regulations

    It’s time to forget the central bank’s encouraging words for China’s burgeoning online finance industry and get ready for...

  29. beyondbrics

    March 17, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Crimea parliament declares independence | The announcement comes hours after the region’s election...

  30. March 15, 2014

    China relaxes controls on exchange rate

    China’s currency, the renminbi, will be able move more freely after the authorities announced a widening of the trading band...

  31. March 14, 2014

    Daimler sells first renminbi bond in China

    Daimler has sold a Rmb500m “panda” bond to Chinese investors, the German company announced on Friday, making it the first...

  32. March 13, 2014

    China eyes opportunity to drive up euro

    China’s central bank engineered an abrupt end to the carry trade in the renminbi last month. Could it also be helping to...

  33. FT Alphaville

    March 13, 2014

    Is the PBOC driving up the euro?

    China’s central bank engineered an abrupt end to the carry trade in the renminbi last month. Could it also be helping to...

  34. beyondbrics

    March 13, 2014

    Analysts slash China GDP forecasts, see support

    Investment banks slashed forecasts for China’s GDP growth on Thursday after Beijing reported the biggest slowdown in...

  35. March 13, 2014

    Iron ore pulls away from 18-month low

    Iron ore, the main commodity used in steelmaking, continued to pull away from Monday’s 18-month low as buyers returned to...

  36. March 10, 2014

    Sharp drop in exports rattles China markets

    Chinese stocks dropped sharply on Monday while the renminbi resumed its decline against the US dollar after Chinese trade...

  37. FT Alphaville

    March 10, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia’s major bourses fell into the red on disappointing economic data from China and Japan, while the Chinese...

  38. March 7, 2014

    China’s renminbi bounces back

    The renminbi is poised to record its biggest weekly gain in more than two years, as China’s central bank stepped back from...

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