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    1. August 30, 2016

      Bad loan growth slows at China banks as write-offs accelerate

      Growth in bad loans slowed at Chinese banks in the second quarter as lenders stepped up writedowns and the economy of...

    2. July 24, 2016

      Chinese lenders rise up private bank rankings

      Two of China’s largest banking groups have entered a ranking of the world’s largest private banks for the first time on...

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    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
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    1. May 18, 2016

      China’s gold vault purchase a vote of confidence in London

      If a gold buyer in China wants to trade physical gold bars with someone thousands of miles away in Australia, they will...

    2. April 19, 2016

      Saudi Arabia takes out $10bn in bank loans

      Saudi Arabia is raising $10bn from a consortium of global banks as the kingdom embarks on its first international debt...

    3. March 30, 2016

      Profit growth flattens at China’s biggest banks

      Profit growth at China’s biggest banks slowed in 2015, as the sector weathered a year of central bank rate cuts, and...

    4. March 27, 2016

      Week Ahead Corporate Diary: March 28 — April 1

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    5. February 17, 2016

      Police raid ICBC offices in Madrid as part of money-laundering probe

      Agents of Spain’s national police force raided the Madrid offices of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China as part of...

    6. January 26, 2016

      Jay Hambro: bridge to a future in Russia

      When Jay Hambro was 17 his father sent him and his brother Evy to work at mines in Australia. He spent several months...

    7. January 24, 2016

      Dean’s column: ICBC chairman Jiang Jianqing’s outsider instinct

      November 30 2015 was an exciting moment in China’s financial history, with the renminbi joining the International...

    8. December 30, 2015

      Chinese invest in Norilsk Nickel’s Russian copper project

      Norilsk Nickel has agreed to sell a 13 per cent stake in a Siberian copper project to a consortium of Chinese...

    9. December 18, 2015

      Rivals line up challenge to Alipay in China

      Smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung Electronics are mounting a challenge to Alibaba’s dominance of China’s emerging...

    10. 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...

    11. November 11, 2015

      Chinese banks need €355bn under global ‘too big to fail’ rules

      China’s biggest banks face a daunting task in meeting global standards designed to prevent taxpayer bailouts of...

    12. November 1, 2015

      Eurasian Resources Group seeks to draw a line under scandals

      Two years ago, Benedikt Sobotka was given a daunting task: clean up Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation. When in...

    13. November 1, 2015

      Interest rate deregulation dents China bank profits

      Profits at China’s four biggest banks were further squeezed in the third quarter, as shrinking interest margins and...

    14. October 20, 2015

      China completes first London debt sale

      China’s central bank has attracted orders of more than Rmb30bn ($4.7bn) for its debut sale of debt on London’s markets...

    15. October 19, 2015

      Chinese financial institutions grow closer to heart of London

      Opposite one corner of the Bank of England stands the Bank of China, with the red national flag proudly pointing...

    16. September 9, 2015

      H shares: old dogs, old tricks

      In recent months China has deployed countless conventional stimulus tools, and novel ones too. Yet with official data...

    17. 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...

    18. September 1, 2015

      Questions about China’s bad banks and bad debt will not go away

      Were this a more perfect world — and China’s a more perfect stock market — then Huarong, the bad bank of ICBC would be...

    19. August 30, 2015

      China’s banks face tightening bad loans squeeze

      China’s banks are facing an ever tighter squeeze as profits stagnate and bad loans jump while the economy continues to...

    20. July 29, 2015

      China stocks stage late-trade comeback

      Chinese stocks surged in late trade on Wednesday, with the Shanghai index recording a 3.4 per cent rise just two days...

    21. July 28, 2015

      LME accepts renminbi as collateral

      The London Metal Exchange, which sets the price of industrial metals from copper to aluminium, will now accept renminbi...

    22. July 27, 2015

      China markets rout resumes with 8.5% Shanghai sell-off

      The Shanghai stock market saw the second-biggest fall in its history on Monday, posing a dilemma for the Chinese...

    23. July 18, 2015

      China’s biggest state banks recruited into stock market rescue

      The huge scale of Chinese government intervention to staunch a stock market sell-off has been revealed by reports...

    24. July 8, 2015

      China curbs stock sales in effort to halt market rout

      Chinese authorities took drastic action to try to prop up sinking stocks on Wednesday banning listed company...

    25. July 7, 2015

      China blue-chips get Beijing boost

      China’s biggest listed companies have swiftly become the key line of defence for Beijing’s policy makers as they...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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