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      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...

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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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