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    1. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      China Construction Bank ekes out H1 profit rise

      Half year net profit at China Construction Bank, one of China’s big-four state-owned lenders, edged up 1.1 per cent to...

    2. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      World Bank to issue China bonds backed by IMF

      The World Bank is to issue bonds in China backed by the International Monetary Fund’s currency basket for the first...

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    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
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    1. July 5, 2016

      China’s CICC in merger talks with state-owned rival

      China International Capital Corp, one of China’s most prominent investment banks, is in merger talks with rival China...

    2. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      China Cinda removed from S&P credit watch

      China Cinda Asset Management, the state-owned bad-loan bank, has had its credit rating removed from credit watch and...

    3. FT Alphaville

      June 8, 2016

      Document 82 and slapping down China's shadow loan market

      The whack-a-mole game that is China’s shadow loans market has just gotten some new rules. Or, as UBS put it, regulators...

    4. April 26, 2016

      Ant Financial raises $4.5bn in record fintech private placement

      The financial affiliate of Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba has raised $4.5bn from mostly state-backed investors, in...

    5. April 22, 2016

      Hammerson refinances in £420m credit deal

      Hammerson, the UK shopping centre landlord, has signed up to a new £420m credit deal as volumes of real estate lending...

    6. April 5, 2016

      Inside the deal: How Anbang’s chairman Wu nearly landed Starwood

      As he summoned executives to his 26th-floor office on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue last month, Wu Xiaohui seemed to have...

    7. March 30, 2016

      Profit growth flattens at China’s biggest banks

      Profit growth at China’s biggest banks slowed in 2015, as the sector weathered a year of central bank rate cuts, and...

    8. Fast FT

      March 30, 2016

      China's CCB ekes out profit gain despite jump in bad loans

      China Construction Bank, one of China’s big-four state-owned lenders, eked out a slight rise in profit last year in...

    9. December 18, 2015

      Rivals line up challenge to Alipay in China

      Smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung Electronics are mounting a challenge to Alibaba’s dominance of China’s emerging...

    10. November 30, 2015

      ‘One Belt, One Road’ set to turbocharge renminbi usage

      Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, has a fondness for atavistic grand designs. In one, the “Chinese dream”, he urges...

    11. November 11, 2015

      Chinese banks need €355bn under global ‘too big to fail’ rules

      China’s biggest banks face a daunting task in meeting global standards designed to prevent taxpayer bailouts of...

    12. November 1, 2015

      Interest rate deregulation dents China bank profits

      Profits at China’s four biggest banks were further squeezed in the third quarter, as shrinking interest margins and...

    13. October 18, 2015

      Sinosteel bond investors hope for bailout as default looms

      A major Chinese state-owned miner and steel trader is poised to default on its bonds this week, the latest test of...

    14. September 9, 2015

      H shares: old dogs, old tricks

      In recent months China has deployed countless conventional stimulus tools, and novel ones too. Yet with official data...

    15. August 30, 2015

      China’s banks face tightening bad loans squeeze

      China’s banks are facing an ever tighter squeeze as profits stagnate and bad loans jump while the economy continues to...

    16. August 19, 2015

      Hong Kong shares: smoother seas

      Navigating Chinese stock markets? Pack motion-sickness pills. Intraday swings of more than 5 per cent have become...

    17. August 14, 2015

      ‘Ghost bank’ spooks Chinese savers

      China is known for its knock-offs: from clothes and toys to DVDs and counterfeit banknotes. Now a fake branch of China...

    18. July 29, 2015

      China stocks stage late-trade comeback

      Chinese stocks surged in late trade on Wednesday, with the Shanghai index recording a 3.4 per cent rise just two days...

    19. July 28, 2015

      LME accepts renminbi as collateral

      The London Metal Exchange, which sets the price of industrial metals from copper to aluminium, will now accept renminbi...

    20. FT Alphaville

      July 7, 2015

      ‘Confidence is more precious than gold' (but blue chips and suspensions also useful)

      From Deutcshe’s Jim Reid this morning: The measures implemented over the weekend now feel like a distant afterthought....

    21. 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...

    22. June 8, 2015

      Chinese dealmaking hints at broader European ambitions

      All the kerfuffle over Anshu Jain’s departure from Deutsche Bank has distracted attention from a more subtle power...

    23. 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...

    24. May 19, 2015

      China tests new model for state-owned enterprise reform

      A major Chinese province has transferred equity stakes in three state-owned enterprises to its social security fund in...

    25. May 7, 2015

      Moscow seeks to unlock Chinese financing for Russian companies

      Moscow is trying to attract more Chinese loans for Russian companies by shouldering some of the credit risk through a...

    26. April 21, 2015

      China takes steps to address debt problem

      Sometime in the coming months, China Huarong Asset Management, which was set up in 1999 to deal with the bad debts of...

    27. April 13, 2015

      China equity advance creates new corporate giants

      China Construction Bank has overtaken JPMorgan, Facebook and Chevron in terms of size,underlining how a dramatic stock...

    28. April 3, 2015

      Week in Review, April 4

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Pharma booster in busiest M&A...

    29. April 1, 2015

      China banks: a national service

      Earlier this year, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase chief executive, warned that breaking up the bank would leave room for a...

    30. March 31, 2015

      China Construction Bank lauds pay cut as ‘extremely correct’

      The chairman of China’s second-largest bank has lauded a 50 per cent pay cut for him and his colleagues as “extremely...

    31. March 22, 2015

      Top Chinese bank plans Europe fund expansion

      China’s second-largest bank is to launch a UK-domiciled fund targeting international investors, marking the latest in a...

    32. February 16, 2015

      China’s big banks sidestep ‘too big to fail’ capital buffers

      China is still probably the world’s best bet for generating global growth. Even as the economy cools, it is expanding...

    33. February 2, 2015

      Chinese banks to join new gold fix from March

      The replacement for the near-century-old London gold fix will start in March, with the hope of attracting at least 11...

    34. beyondbrics

      January 9, 2015

      China's "big four" banks lose out as savers gain sophistication

      China’s “big four” state banks are losing share in the country’s fast-growing retail banking market as customers...

    35. January 8, 2015

      UK licenses second Chinese bank

      China Construction Bank has been granted a licence by British regulators to expand into the UK’s business banking...

    36. December 9, 2014

      Chinese banks raise rates on deposits

      Three of China’s four biggest banks have raised interest rates on deposits in recent days, potentially blunting the...

    37. FT Alphaville

      December 5, 2014

      Buy STAN*

      * Suggest Citi, kinda. Still, it’s AN argument (with our emphasis): After the debating – A favourite year-end...

    38. October 30, 2014

      Bad loans surge at China’s biggest banks

      Bad loans at China’s biggest banks rose at the fastest pace in at least seven years during the third quarter as a...

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