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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      Having been almost invisible in much of the world for years, the Chinese currency is n...
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      Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. July 17, 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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....

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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