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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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’...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. June 27, 2013

    High stakes in China

    The spending power of China’s wealthy has made itself felt around the world, with Chinese tourists snapping up bargains in...

  27. beyondbrics

    June 18, 2013

    China: official stock-buying didn't work before and won't work now

    embed1 Central Huijin Investment, a Chinese state-owned investment company, has bought stakes in six of the country’s...

  28. May 21, 2013

    Hong Kong probes HKMEx allegations

    Hong Kong regulators have opened an investigation into alleged financial irregularities at Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange,...

  29. May 21, 2013

    Inside Business: China’s banks face no-win situation

    When hundreds of private equity executives met in Washington last week to discuss emerging markets, China dominated the...

  30. May 13, 2013

    China banks rein in support for North Korea

    Top Chinese banks have halted most dealings with North Korea, an unprecedented move to use financial leverage against...

  31. April 30, 2013

    Tiger Asia loses final appeal against Hong Kong regulator

    Hong Kong’s market regulator has won a key victory in its battle to show it can act quickly against offshore investors...

  32. April 29, 2013

    Great tax race: Luxembourg puts its faith in transparency

    Luxembourg’s announcement that it will ease secrecy rules for individual depositors was a radical change for a country that...

  33. 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...

  34. April 16, 2013

    Global Insight: Debt threat to China’s financial system

    Thanks partly to a lack of transparency by the Chinese authorities and partly to ignorance from the rest of the world,...

  35. March 25, 2013

    China bank results: off the money

    Take your time, China – it’s only almost April. The 2012 results season for the nation’s biggest banks is finally upon us....

  36. March 25, 2013

    Equities give back early gains

    Monday 20:00 GMT. Global equities lost ground and the euro came under pressure as an initial sense of relief that Cyprus had...

  37. March 24, 2013

    Economic tailwinds lift China banks

    A rebound in economic growth has allowed Chinese banks to outrun the approaching shadow of bad loans and given them more...

  38. March 24, 2013

    China banks look to overseas purchases

    Chinese banks are set to embark on a fresh wave of overseas acquisitions this year as they look to expand in emerging...

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