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    1. June 25, 2015

      China Banks: shadows and sunshine

      Loosening credit standards is an odd way to deflate a credit bubble. But China’s credit market is particularly scary because...

    2. June 25, 2015

      China moves to scrap long-held cap on loan-to-deposit ratio

      China is to scrap bank lending caps in a bid to boost its slowing economy with an injection of credit – further liberalising...

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    1. May 28, 2015

      China’s stock market plunges more than 6%

      This year’s stunning rise in Chinese share prices experienced a dramatic shift in fortune on Thursday, with the Shanghai...

    2. 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 Brazil’s...

    3. April 21, 2015

      China takes steps to address debt problem

      Sometime in the coming months, China Huarong Asset Management, which was set up in 1999 to deal with the bad debts of...

    4. April 13, 2015

      Royal Bank of Scotland to sell Luxembourg fund manager arm

      Royal Bank of Scotland is to sell its Luxembourg-based fund management arm that oversees £20bn in assets as part of a...

    5. April 13, 2015

      China equity advance creates new corporate giants

      China Construction Bank has overtaken JPMorgan, Facebook and Chevron in terms of size,underlining how a dramatic stock...

    6. April 9, 2015

      China financials: champagne days

      One definition of a bubble: “a surge in equity prices unwarranted by fundamentals”. As Hong Kong’s China Enterprise (HSCEI)...

    7. April 5, 2015

      China commercial lenders expand investment banking operations

      Do not tell Jamie Dimon — who warned he “wouldn’t want to see the next JPMorgan Chase be a Chinese company” — but universal...

    8. April 1, 2015

      China banks: a national service

      Earlier this year, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase chief executive, warned that breaking up the bank would leave room for a...

    9. February 16, 2015

      China’s big banks sidestep ‘too big to fail’ capital buffers

      China is still probably the world’s best bet for generating global growth. Even as the economy cools, it is expanding at 7...

    10. February 10, 2015

      Chinese banks bulk up in London’s commodity sector

      Under large chandeliers in London’s ornate Gibson Hall, China’s largest bank earlier this month celebrated its $690m...

    11. February 2, 2015

      US banks balk at new capital proposals

      US banks have balked at new capital proposals from a group of international regulators, saying they go well beyond the...

    12. February 2, 2015

      ICBC buys stake in Standard Bank’s UK business

      Standard Bank said on Monday it had completed the sale of a majority stake in its London-based global markets business to...

    13. January 8, 2015

      UK licenses second Chinese bank

      China Construction Bank has been granted a licence by British regulators to expand into the UK’s business banking market in...

    14. December 9, 2014

      Chinese banks raise rates on deposits

      Three of China’s four biggest banks have raised interest rates on deposits in recent days, potentially blunting the impact...

    15. December 4, 2014

      ICBC sets precedent with $5.6bn coco sale

      Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world’s largest commercial bank by assets, will issue the first...

    16. November 23, 2014

      China rate cut puts pressure on lenders

      Only a handful of small Chinese lenders have set deposit rates in line with a higher ceiling authorised by the central bank,...

    17. November 16, 2014

      Winners and losers from HK-Shanghai Stock Connect

      For completing in just seven months perhaps the most complex projects undertaken in financial markets since the launch of...

    18. October 30, 2014

      Bad loans surge at China’s biggest banks

      Bad loans at China’s biggest banks rose at the fastest pace in at least seven years during the third quarter as a slowing...

    19. October 27, 2014

      China set to invest £105bn in UK infrastructure by 2025

      China is set to invest £105bn in British infrastructure by 2025, with energy, property and transport the biggest recipients,...

    20. October 21, 2014

      SGX posts solid debut in renminbi futures

      As debuts go, the launch of Chinese renminbi futures trading on SGX, the Singapore Exchange, on Tuesday was solid. After the...

    21. October 12, 2014

      Chinese lenders grow wary of Russia

      When Chinese premier Li Keqiang and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev start talks on Monday that are expected to...

    22. September 30, 2014

      Singapore emerges as regional hub for intra-Asia renminbi commerce

      Ever since China gave its blessing to Hong Kong as the crucible for the internationalisation of the renminbi in 2004 a race...

    23. September 30, 2014

      Financial centres vie for slice of renminbi’s growing offshore business

      The international rise of the renminbi may be a long game – but many players are jostling for position. The currency...

    24. September 16, 2014

      ICBC sets $650m record for ‘Lion City’ bond issuance

      Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has issued a total of Rmb4bn ($650m) of renminbi-denominated bonds in Singapore and...

    25. 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...

    26. August 31, 2014

      China’s bad bank clean-up crew

      The prospect of the first ever default in China’s rapidly expanding shadow banking sector sent shockwaves through financial...

    27. 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 to...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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,...

    30. June 22, 2014

      China lenders tap bond markets

      Chinese banks are borrowing record amounts from international bond investors, as they seek to shore up their balance sheets...

    31. 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...

    32. April 29, 2014

      Deutsche resigns gold and silver price-fix seats

      Deutsche Bank has resigned its seats on the London gold and silver fixings after failing to find buyers. The German bank put...

    33. April 9, 2014

      Suitors lining up for strategic Huarong stake

      CICC, Goldman Sachs and Och-Ziff are among the companies preparing final bids for part of a strategic stake in the next of...

    34. April 3, 2014

      Alibaba founder buys China software group stake for $531m

      Alibaba is poised to expand its footprint in the Chinese financial sector after Jack Ma, founder of the ecommerce group,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. February 19, 2014

      China jockeys for seat at gold ‘fix’ table

      South Africa’s Standard Bank, which is selling its UK-based markets division to Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, has...

    38. February 4, 2014

      China: Move to save ICBC trust echoes Guangdong affair of 1998

      A mixture of relief and concern greeted the decision in late January to keep an investment product distributed by China’s...

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