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  1. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    China's NPC kicks off with focus on online funds

    China’s annual National People’s Congress (NPC) has started with an interesting focus on online funds. Zhou Xiaochuan,...

  2. November 17, 2013

    Banking: Niche groups offer entrée to mainland

    The four remaining independent banks in Hong Kong are pretty small, yet every now and then, they generate a storm of...

Special Reports

  1. Doing Business in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is still an attractive place to work, but it is grappling with a number of p...
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  1. September 17, 2013

    Takeover talk triggers rally on Hong Kong banks

    Shares in Hong Kong’s last independent banks leapt sharply on a wave of takeover speculation after Wing Hang became the...

  2. August 25, 2013

    China banks eye Rmb100bn in equity sales

    China’s smaller banks are planning more than Rmb100bn ($16.8bn) in equity sales as they look to shore up their capital bases...

  3. 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...

  4. June 23, 2013

    Wealthy Chinese look overseas for investment

    Wealthy individuals in China are showing a greater appetite for risk and are increasingly turning to alternative...

  5. May 16, 2013

    China’s companies spurn directive to pay 30% dividend

    Just 60 per cent of China’s biggest listed-companies met the dividend guidelines laid out by the Shanghai Stock Exchange...

  6. March 28, 2013

    China wealth management rules hit shares

    Chinese shares fell sharply on Thursday after the country’s banking regulator tightened restrictions on so-called “wealth...

  7. March 25, 2013

    China pledges more investments to Africa

    Chinese President Xi Jinping defended China’s role in Africa and promised increased investment during his first overseas...

  8. January 16, 2013

    Apple rolls out China credit facility

    Apple is to allow Chinese consumers to buy its gadgets on credit – a move that could help boost sales in the world’s largest...

  9. December 28, 2012

    US budget impasse curbs Asia markets

    Friday 03:20 GMT. Asian markets were higher as Japanese shares extended gains to hit a high for 2012 on the back of a weaker...

  10. October 15, 2012

    Asian markets cautious on earnings concerns

    Losses in China were offset by gains in Tokyo on Monday, but left Asian equity markets looking flat and in need of some good...

  11. September 2, 2012

    China banks – feel the squeeze

    China’s banks have done their national service. Now they are paying for it. Although their non-performing loan ratios look...

  12. August 28, 2012

    China struggles to adopt new growth model

    It used to be the case that if you ran a bank, everyone in China bowed to you. But, these days, that is no longer true....

  13. August 27, 2012

    Asia’s Android phonemakers fall

    Samsung Electronics was one of the biggest fallers in the Asia-Pacific region on Monday after a US court ruled it had...

  14. July 9, 2012

    China data help shares end losing streak

    Friday 21.30 BST. Stocks ended a seven-day slump as China’s latest growth data came in-line with expectations, helping to...

  15. April 10, 2012

    Shanghai stocks lifted by export data

    Asian stocks were lower as the global economic outlook remained cautious but Chinese shares were boosted by stronger than...

  16. beyondbrics

    March 28, 2012

    S Korea banks: the allure of overseas

    Can South Korean banks become regional players, let alone global giants? More of them are now looking to enter foreign...

  17. beyondbrics

    March 23, 2012

    Chinese banks: doubts linger

    Shares in AgBank – China’s No.3 lender by market value – fell 3 per cent in Hong Kong on Friday after it released full year...

  18. March 15, 2012

    StanChart banker detained in China

    A Standard Chartered banker has been detained by police in China as part of an investigation into a wealthy client who...

  19. December 2, 2011

    Best week for Asian stocks since 2007

    Asian stocks leapt to their best week of gains since August 2007 as worldwide central bank action to boost banks under...

  20. December 1, 2011

    Chinese reserve ratio cut boosts Asian banks

    Asian stocks surged to their best performance in more than two months as the region’s markets had their first chance to...

  21. FT Alphaville

    November 9, 2011

    Overnight markets: Up

    Asian shares rose as Chinese inflation fell to a five-month low, suggesting more room for policy easing to support growth...

  22. October 19, 2011

    Mumbai stocks hit month-high

    Asian shares rebounded as technology shares got a boost from Intel’s positive results but gains were limited by lingering...

  23. FT Alphaville

    September 27, 2011

    Overnight markets: Up

    Major sectors in Asia were boosted by hopes that Europe’s debt problems could be addressed, reducing the risk of a global...

  24. FT Alphaville

    September 15, 2011

    Overnight markets: Up

    Financial shares were buoyed by easing fears over a Greek debt default: Australia’s Macquarie Group surged 3.5 per cent in...

  25. August 2, 2011

    China’s banks bring new meaning to stress tests

    One of the most remarkable stories of business reform and revival over the past decade has been the turnround in the Chinese...

  26. July 19, 2011

    Strong yen puts pressure on Tokyo stocks

    Japanese exporters’ shares came under pressure as the yen climbed back towards a four-month high against the dollar amid...

  27. July 8, 2011

    Doubts deepen over Chinese banks

    It is no secret that China has used its banks like credit cards to finance an infrastructure spending spree in recent years....

  28. April 6, 2011

    HK and Shanghai indices shrug off rate rise

    Many Asian markets took a breather after China’s latest round of policy tightening to tackle inflation, although investors...

  29. February 27, 2011

    US probe into tax evasion widens

    A US tax evasion investigation that has prompted charges against several Swiss bankers has expanded to include Israeli and...

  30. November 10, 2010

    Shanghai drops on fears of tightening

    Asian stocks slipped on renewed fears of Beijing stepping up tightening measures but Tokyo rose to a four-month high as...

  31. October 21, 2010

    Coal India flotation powers Indian stocks

    Indian stocks bucked a mainly weaker trend in Asian stocks markets on Thursday as massive interest for the country’s largest...

  32. October 12, 2010

    Beijing targets banks to curb lending

    China has ordered six of the country’s largest banks to temporarily increase the amount of money they hold on reserve with...

  33. Money Supply

    October 11, 2010

    China hikes reserve ratio 50bp for two months

    China has temporarily increased the reserve ratio required from six large commercial banks banks. For two months, the banks...

  34. October 5, 2010

    AIG has option to sell more than half of AIA

    AIG is set to sell more than 50 per cent of AIA in the Hong Kong listing of the Asian life assurance group due to a special...

  35. October 3, 2010

    Brazil and China in credit card leap

    Three Brazilian and two Chinese banks are among the world’s top 10 credit card issuers, according to new research – evidence...

  36. September 15, 2010

    Nikkei makes best one-day gain in six weeks

    Stocks in Japanese exporters had a long-awaited day in the sun on Wednesday as Tokyo’s first intervention in the foreign...

  37. September 8, 2010

    Yen keeps Japanese exporters under pressure

    Japanese stocks suffered a sharp retreat as the renewed strength of the yen weighed on leading exporters, eroding the...

  38. August 11, 2010

    Beijing urges banks to strike right balance

    China Merchants Bank’s salespeople expect a large number of real estate-linked trust products to hit the market soon Special...

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