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  1. September 5, 2014

    UK set to license Chinese bank branch

    Britain is preparing to grant the first new licence allowing a Chinese bank to operate a branch in the UK, in a bid to boost...

  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...

  1. FT Alphaville

    July 21, 2014

    Flight to a semblance of quality, China property edition

    Today in Chinese efforts to shore up the property market, from Bloomberg: China will revive mortgage-backed debt sales this...

  2. 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,...

  3. July 4, 2014

    China’s Huarong plans maiden US dollar bond

    Huarong, one of China’s former bad banks, will kick off a roadshow on Monday as it looks to sell its first US dollar bond,...

  4. June 30, 2014

    UK banks generate less profit than Brazil

    UK banks are still generating less profit than those in France, Australia and Brazil, according to an annual analysis of the...

  5. June 24, 2014

    London’s renminbi trade will dance to Beijing’s tune

    George Osborne was in ebullient mood last week as he greeted the news that China Construction Bank had been designated the...

  6. June 19, 2014

    Chinese bank seeks approval for UK branch

    China’s second-biggest lender is pressing UK regulators for approval to set up a branch in London as part of a drive to...

  7. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Iraq prepares fightback against Isis | Pressure for counter-offensive against Islamist insurgents mounts,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. May 11, 2014

    Premier: China looks ‘particularly cheap’

    Premier Asset Management’s Jake Robbins has bought into a Chinese bank in spite of negative sentiment towards the banking...

  11. April 29, 2014

    Wealthy Chinese investors stage protest over trust default

    For millennia China’s poor and downtrodden have taken their grievances to the capital to seek redress from their rulers. In...

  12. 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...

  13. March 19, 2014

    S Korea regulators launch probe into China banks’ operations

    South Korean financial authorities have launched an inspection of three Chinese banks' operations in the country, amid...

  14. March 18, 2014

    China’s central bank holds bailout talks with property developer

    China’s central bank and one of its largest state lenders are holding emergency talks over whether to bail out a defaulting...

  15. FT Alphaville

    March 5, 2014

    China solar credit does not equal gold

    Things you don’t expect on the night before a dovish National People’s Congress announces a 7.5 per cent growth target...

  16. beyondbrics

    February 21, 2014

    Chinese brand equity makes for stock hits

    Chinese brands may not yet be world beaters, but it looks as though they are making waves among stock pickers. Research from...

  17. February 12, 2014

    China coal miner’s $50m loan default fuels shadow banking fears

    A Chinese mining company, whose flamboyant boss made headlines for spending $11m on his daughter’s wedding, has defaulted on...

  18. FT Alphaville

    January 29, 2014

    Oh, Canada

    If you go back to the very first post in our Living the Herbalife series, you’ll play spot the difference between two...

  19. beyondbrics

    January 28, 2014

    China's banks: fighting back against online upstarts

    Still depositing your money in the bank? In China, you would be laughed at by your friends, who are either buying wealth...

  20. January 20, 2014

    China’s banks: undervalued

    Would you? The reasons not to buy China’s banks are many, from questionable loan quality and untested links with shadow...

  21. December 30, 2013

    China raps brokerages for ‘disruptive’ trades

    The Shanghai stock exchange has said it will impose “self-disciplinary actions” on four brokerages after a series of...

  22. December 17, 2013

    Coal tycoon’s plight shines light on China trusts

    A Chinese mining boss who threw a multimillion-dollar wedding for his daughter last year is now struggling under a pile of...

  23. December 12, 2013

    Cinda raises $2.5bn in Hong Kong debut

    Shares in Cinda, the former Chinese bad bank, got off to a flying start on Thursday, rising 26 per cent during their first...

  24. November 3, 2013

    China Construction Bank looks to Europe for acquisitions

    Fresh from its biggest overseas deal ever, China Construction Bank is looking to Europe for acquisition opportunities but...

  25. October 30, 2013

    China Construction Bank closes in on Brazil’s BicBanco

    China Construction Bank is poised to clinch its first international banking deal as it closes in on Brazil’s BicBanco, a São...

  26. beyondbrics

    October 15, 2013

    ICBC bond: latest step on London's road to RMB dominance

    ICBC will issue an RMB bond in London next month. First issued by a mainland #China headquartered bank. — George Osborne...

  27. beyondbrics

    September 4, 2013

    Western banks still betting on China

    It is tempting to see Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s $1.47bn sale of the last bit of its stake in China Construction Bank...

  28. 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...

  29. September 1, 2013

    China’s banks: love ’em or hate ’em

    China’s big banks have become the Marmite of the investing world – investors either love them or hate them. The banks’...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. August 25, 2013

    Alibaba digs deep for Chinese banking treasure

    When Jack Ma vowed in June to shake up the established order of Chinese finance, the country’s slow-moving, risk-averse...

  33. August 18, 2013

    China’s bad banks: right about Huarong

    In China state-directed lending and bad loans go together like, well, the country’s big four banks and their bad bank...

  34. August 15, 2013

    China moves towards market remedy for bad loans

    Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley have held talks with one of China’s biggest bad banks about investing in its...

  35. August 15, 2013

    Flood of problem loans to stretch China’s bad banks

    When Goldman Sachs economists wanted to bring their global clients up to speed on the risks in China’s credit boom, they...

  36. July 15, 2013

    HK opens civil case against Tiger Asia

    Hong Kong’s market regulator has abandoned the chance to pursue a criminal case against US-based hedge fund Tiger Asia...

  37. July 4, 2013

    Singapore’s Temasek warns of Fed disruption amid slowdown

    Temasek has warned that the unwinding of the US Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing will trigger “a lot of disruption and...

  38. beyondbrics

    July 4, 2013

    Temasek: overweight in Australia, New Zealand & China - not the US or EU

    The headlines on Temasek’s annual review, published on Thursday, will likely focus on the 8.86 per cent one-year return and...

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