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    1. beyondbrics

      August 17, 2016

      China poised to lead on green finance at G-20 meeting

      By Kevin P. Gallagher, Boston University The Western-backed Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are talking a lot...

    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. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Cornerstone record for CDB Leasing in $800m IPO

      Who needs little investors setting prices anyway? The leasing arm of China Development Bank has just priced its Hong...

    2. May 18, 2016

      China’s global energy financing raises climate fears

      Chinese “policy” banks have supplied almost as much financing for global energy projects as the four major western...

    3. May 17, 2016

      China becomes global leader in development finance

      China is now a bigger presence in international development finance than all of the world’s six major multilateral...

    4. April 29, 2016

      Chinese lend $12bn for gas plant in Russian Arctic

      Two Chinese state banks have agreed to lend more than $12bn to develop a liquefied natural gas plant in the Russian...

    5. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Russia natural gas plant gets $12bn in China funds

      Two Chinese state banks have agreed to lend over $12bn to develop a liquefied natural gas plant in the Russian Arctic,...

    6. March 29, 2016

      China’s Dongbei Special Steel defaults on $131m debt

      A state-owned steelmaker in China’s northeastern Liaoning province has defaulted on a Rmb852m ($131m) corporate debt...

    7. February 29, 2016

      China Development Bank’s landmark gate demolished

      An imperial-style arch at China Development Bank’s Beijing headquarters has been demolished in a sign of a political...

    8. February 17, 2016

      Chinese loans to Latin America: under review?

      China has become a powerful trading partner for many Latin American countries and its financial influence is also...

    9. beyondbrics

      February 12, 2016

      China doubles bets on ailing Latin American economies

      By Kevin P. Gallagher, Boston University As Western-backed development banks and the private sector are on the retreat...

    10. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Ecuador secures $970m credit line from China's ICBC

      Ecuador breathed a sigh of relief after the oil-rich nation that it had signed a $970m credit line with the Industrial...

    11. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Kenya to consider second eurobond issue

      Barely two years after making its debut on the international bond market, Kenya is gearing up to test investor appetite...

    12. December 8, 2015

      China punishes ICBC staff for flouting austerity regime

      China’s graft watchdog has reprimanded 137 staff at the country’s top bank for hosting extravagant dinners and...

    13. October 28, 2015

      China’s aid splurge fails to bridge credibility gap in Africa

      Few policymakers in the developing world trust China’s advice — this is the message of a survey that points to the...

    14. FT Alphaville

      October 20, 2015

      Nuttiness in China's corporate bond market?

      ICYMI, China’s corporate bond market has gotten a little weird. Take this (is nuts) list from HSBC (in a note which has...

    15. October 13, 2015

      China poised to issue sovereign debt in renminbi in London

      China is set to issue government debt in renminbi in London, picking the city as the first overseas financial centre in...

    16. September 2, 2015

      ERG taps China for more than $2.5bn of new project financing

      Eurasian Resources Group, owner of ENRC, has secured more than $2.5bn in financing from Chinese banks for new projects...

    17. August 12, 2015

      Unigroup chairman keeps faith in China market despite rout

      Confidence in China’s stock markets has been in short supply in recent weeks but Victor Zhao, chairman of Tsinghua...

    18. FT Alphaville

      August 6, 2015

      An old objective but a new policy loop in China

      Policy banks are apparently the new local local government investment vehicles — and they’re being used to push more...

    19. beyondbrics

      June 22, 2015

      Demise of the US Ex-Im Bank would leave the field to China

      By Gregory Chin and Kevin P. Gallagher Former US Secretary of State Dean Acheson famously wrote that his generation was...

    20. June 19, 2015

      Ant Financial valued at $45bn after fundraising

      Ant Financial, Alibaba’s online payments affiliate, has completed a fundraising that values the company at $45bn-$50bn,...

    21. June 18, 2015

      Chinese overseas lending dominated by One Belt, One Road strategy

      China’s commitment to building infrastructure in countries covered by its “One Belt, One Road” initiative — a scheme to...

    22. 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...

    23. May 17, 2015

      India and China sign $22bn in deals during Modi visit

      Chinese banks have granted $2.5bn in credit lines to Bharti Airtel, the Indian telecoms group, in one of the biggest...

    24. April 28, 2015

      China rail group signs $5.5bn in Africa deals

      A Chinese state-owned rail company has signed $5.5bn worth of contracts in Africa, in the latest sign that the...

    25. April 20, 2015

      China backs up silk road ambitions with $62bn capital injection

      China will draw on its massive foreign exchange reserves to inject $62bn of capital into state-owned “policy banks” in...

    26. February 19, 2015

      Sliced and diced loans take off in China

      Call it déjà vu with Chinese characteristics: collateralised loan obligations, the sliced and diced loan bundles that...

    27. December 23, 2014

      China’s lenders are best placed to fix region’s infrastructure

      When, in years gone by, the head of China Development Bank, Chen Yuan, went abroad, his hosts literally rolled out the...

    28. beyondbrics

      November 14, 2014

      Mexico-China: confidence pays off

      Never mind that Mexico last week stripped a Chinese-led consortium of a $3.6bn bullet train tender, prompting the...

    29. October 24, 2014

      Concerns remain over Chinese rival to Asian Development Bank

      The Asian Development Bank’s chief economist said on Friday that a Chinese rival that was opposed by the US could help...

    30. October 21, 2014

      Uganda turns east: Chinese money will build infrastructure says Museveni

      Uganda is counting on China to provide $10bn to build much of its infrastructure backbone because Beijing offers the...

    31. beyondbrics

      September 25, 2014

      PBoC chief exit - a recurring rumour

      Rumours that China’s long-serving central bank governor will soon be replaced have been swirling around Beijing for the...

    32. August 5, 2014

      Markets fret and rejoice at the same time over China

      With China’s growth comfortably back where the government wishes it to be, at 7.5 per cent, the markets have reverted...

    33. July 17, 2014

      Xi Jinping’s Latin American trip places trade ahead of ideology

      When Xi Jinping went to Latin America last year he visited US allies such as Mexico and Costa Rica – leading some in...

    34. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2014

      Guest post: does the world really need a Brics bank?

      By Ousmène Jacques Mandeng, Pramerica Investment Management Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa...

    35. July 14, 2014

      The Brics try to reshape the world

      For those who love symbolism, the Brics summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, this week will be a banner occasion, a remarkable...

    36. June 30, 2014

      BPI France and China Development Bank back Sino-France PE fund

      French state-backed investor BPI France and China Development Bank have committed €100m each to back a private equity...

    37. beyondbrics

      June 19, 2014

      A BRICS bank: can it outdo the World Bank?

      As a coordinated entity, the BRICS grouping of emerging markets has produced little except inspiring the name of a...

    38. beyondbrics

      May 7, 2014

      Guest post: how will China's regional development bank work?

      By Gavin Bowring of Asean Confidential in Astana, Kazakhstan One of the biggest talking points on the sidelines of the...

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