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    1. July 27, 2015

      China markets rout resumes with 8.5% Shanghai sell-off

      The Shanghai stock market saw the second-biggest fall in its history on Monday, posing a dilemma for the Chinese...

    2. June 25, 2015

      China Banks: shadows and sunshine

      Loosening credit standards is an odd way to deflate a credit bubble. But China’s credit market is particularly scary...

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    1. June 17, 2015

      China’s Bocom sets template for reform at state-owned banks

      China has given its fifth-largest bank the green light to pursue a market-based reform plan as Beijing seeks to improve...

    2. May 20, 2015

      China’s Bocom acquires Brazil’s Banco BBM

      Bank of Communications, China’s fifth-largest commercial bank by assets, has agreed to buy a controlling stake in...

    3. January 8, 2015

      HSBC’s Hong Kong chief steps down

      Anita Fung, head of HSBC’s Hong Kong operation, is stepping down as the bank creates a role to oversee all of Greater...

    4. October 16, 2014

      Bank of China in record $6.5bn Coco sale

      Bank of China has sold $6.5bn in hybrid securities, the largest deal by a Chinese lender to raise regulatory capital in...

    5. beyondbrics

      September 25, 2014

      China banks see surge in bad loans in first half

      Official statements on bad loans in Chinese banks come with a health warning: analysts widely believe they understate...

    6. September 25, 2014

      Chinese borrowers break new ground

      Bank of Communications and automaker Geely have become the latest Chinese borrowers to break new ground in...

    7. January 20, 2014

      China’s banks face sub-10% profit growth

      Profits at China’s listed banks are poised to grow by less than 10 per cent in 2014, for the first time since at least...

    8. October 30, 2013

      China banks’ bad loans point to trouble ahead

      China’s state-owned banks reported healthy profit growth in the third quarter, but big increases in loan impairments...

    9. September 3, 2013

      Bank of America prepares for $1.5bn exit from CCB

      Bank of America Merrill Lynch has launched the $1.5bn sale of its final 1 per cent stake in China Construction Bank,...

    10. August 29, 2013

      China banks seek to shake off bad loans

      Many of China’s banks have taken more aggressive steps to write off or sell bad loans in the first half as slowing...

    11. August 25, 2013

      Walls that have long protected China’s banks start to come down

      The walls that have long protected China’s state-owned banks are starting to come down, and Alibaba is just one of the...

    12. April 29, 2013

      China banks: shadow of a doubt

      Anyone looking for evidence of investors’ deflating expectations for Chinese companies in the past few years need only...

    13. April 4, 2013

      Asia’s SWFs must shed political shackles

      The Chinese sovereign wealth fund is about to have a new chairman, according to the Beijing rumour mill, to be Hu...

    14. March 5, 2013

      Dow climbs to record levels

      Tuesday 21:15 GMT. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high, after riding a global stock rally, as...

    15. January 31, 2013

      Ping An stake sale hinges on regulator

      More than $1.3bn in paper profits rests on a decision from China’s insurance regulator on Friday – and it is still a...

    16. December 5, 2012

      HSBC sells Ping An stake to Thai group

      HSBC has struck a $9.4bn deal to sell its entire 15.6 per cent stake in Ping An Insurance to companies controlled by...

    17. beyondbrics

      November 19, 2012

      HSBC up on Ping An sale talks

      embed1 Shares in HSBC jumped 1.4 per cent in Hong Kong on Monday after the bank confirmed what investors had long...

    18. November 19, 2012

      HSBC in talks over sale of Ping An stake

      HSBC is weighing a sale of its $9.5bn stake in Ping An Insurance, China’s second-biggest insurer by assets, as the bank...

    19. November 8, 2012

      Foreign banks fail to grow in China

      Foreign banks are failing to make headway in China and will not create profitable mainland businesses just through...

    20. October 31, 2012

      BoJ deflation statement lifts Nikkei

      Asian stocks rose as investors digested the Bank of Japan’s decision to ease policy for a second month in a row, while...

    21. October 11, 2012

      Taiwan’s techs lead losses in Asia

      Stocks in Taiwan fell sharply on Thursday as technology shares dropped following recent earnings disappointments, both...

    22. September 10, 2012

      Stimulus hopes follow weak Chinese data

      Chinese indices held steady on Monday after more weak economic data were seen as a further sign that economic stimulus...

    23. September 3, 2012

      Stocks rise on hopes for Fed stimulus

      Friday 21.10 BST. Stocks on Wall Street extended gains after a slightly disappointing US jobs survey raised...

    24. August 31, 2012

      Taiwan banks to clear renminbi transactions

      Beijing’s attempt to make the renminbi a global currency took a step forward on Friday with an agreement that will let...

    25. August 30, 2012

      Asian losses underpinned by miners

      Iron ore miners underpinned losses on Asian equity markets on Thursday after prices for the raw material fell to their...

    26. August 13, 2012

      China banks – getting tougher

      What is $9bn between friends? Diddly squat if you are China’s Bank of Communications and your closest buddies already...

    27. June 6, 2012

      China delays change to bank capital rules

      China will delay the implementation of strict new capital rules for its banks until next year, addressing concerns that...

    28. May 30, 2012

      China stimulus disappointment hits stocks

      Asian shares fell on Wednesday as hopes for extensive Chinese stimulus measures were dashed while concerns grew over...

    29. April 13, 2012

      Financial stocks boost Asian equity indices

      Asian stocks climbed on Friday, with gains pared only slightly after China’s economy expanded by less than expected in...

    30. March 29, 2012

      Chinese banks defy expectations

      For all the talk of bad loans and impending doom at Chinese banks, their latest earnings failed to live up to such...

    31. beyondbrics

      March 16, 2012

      London headlines

      * Brazil launches fresh currency war offensive * BoCom to raise $8.9bn in Shanghai, Hong Kong sales * IMF approves...

    32. March 15, 2012

      BoComm raises $9bn in private placement

      Bank of Communications, China’s fifth-largest lender, has raised $9bn to replenish its capital buffers in the world’s...

    33. beyondbrics

      March 15, 2012

      New York headlines

      * Bo Xilai purged after Wen attack * India keeps interest rates at 8.50 per cent * StanChart banker detained in China...

    34. March 11, 2012

      Citigroup plans to double China branches

      Citigroup expects to double the number of bank branches in China to 100 within two to three years as it accelerates its...

    35. February 28, 2012

      Tokyo stocks climb after strong retail sales

      Asian equities were buoyed on Tuesday by renewed hopes that Greece’s current bail-out will cause no further global...

    36. February 17, 2012

      Japanese exporters lead Asia stocks higher

      Asian shares were higher on the back of strong economic data and corporate earnings while the weaker yen boosted...

    37. February 14, 2012

      HSBC to build up mainland China presence

      HSBC is aiming to increase its presence in mainland China through a big expansion of its branch network or by raising...

    38. FT Alphaville

      February 9, 2012

      Overnight markets: Slightly lower

      Asian stocks fell after Greek leaders failed to reach an agreement on terms required to secure a second bail-out while...

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