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  1. 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 2005,...

  2. 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 and...

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  1. 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, ending...

  2. 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 economic...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. April 18, 2013

    China Development Bank gets new boss

    When Chen Yuan’s reign began at China Development Bank 15 years ago, he found he was in the business of giving money away....

  6. 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 Huaibang,...

  7. 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 investors...

  8. February 3, 2013

    Chinese banks venture into ecommerce

    Banks are not normally the floggers of kettles and smartphones, duvets and leather shoes. But China Construction Bank, the...

  9. 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 mystery...

  10. 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...

  11. 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 suspected...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 riding...

  14. 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 a...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 from...

  17. 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 expectations...

  18. 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 banks...

  19. 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...

  20. 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 agreed...

  21. 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 a...

  22. 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 Spanish...

  23. 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 the...

  24. 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 fears....

  25. beyondbrics

    March 16, 2012

    London headlines

    * Brazil launches fresh currency war offensive * BoCom to raise $8.9bn in Shanghai, Hong Kong sales * IMF approves €28bn...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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 push...

  29. 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 market...

  30. 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 Japanese...

  31. 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 its...

  32. 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...

  33. February 6, 2012

    Citigroup to issue China credit cards

    Citigroup will become the first western bank to issue credit cards in mainland China under its own brand after it won...

  34. January 26, 2012

    Fed stand on interest rates boosts Asia

    Asian shares climbed on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve said it would keep interest rates low for a longer than...

  35. January 9, 2012

    Banks and energy revive Asian equities

    Asian stocks overturned early losses as a rally for China and Hong Kong’s banking and energy sectors helped offset weakness...

  36. beyondbrics

    December 20, 2011

    Taiwan's banks: a little liberalisation

    Taiwan on Tuesday opened the doors a little wider to Chinese money by announcing that Chinese banks and investors will be...

  37. November 30, 2011

    Chinese financial stocks fall sharply

    Shares in China dropped on Wednesday as domestic and global moves to boost liquidity came after the market had already...

  38. FT Alphaville

    November 25, 2011

    Overnight markets: Down

    The MSCI Asia Pacific index fell 0.3 per cent as banks, commodity producers and exporters were all hit by increasing...

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