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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. January 29, 2014

      Standard Bank to sell control of London arm for $765m

      Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is set to become the first large state-owned Chinese lender to set up significant...

    23. January 28, 2014

      China trust deal raises thorny questions

      A wealthy pensioner in a southern Chinese city deciding to lend money to a troubled coal miner in the country’s north about...

    24. January 24, 2014

      S&P 500 dragged down by EM fallout

      Friday 21:15 GMT. Global equities and emerging market currencies ended the week with heavy losses as a simmering...

    25. January 23, 2014

      China races to prevent trust loan default

      Chinese authorities are racing to prevent the default of a soured $500m high-yield investment trust, in a closely watched...

    26. January 20, 2014

      China’s banks: undervalued

      Would you? The reasons not to buy China’s banks are many, from questionable loan quality and untested links with shadow...

    27. January 20, 2014

      China’s banks face sub-10% profit growth

      Profits at China’s listed banks are poised to grow by less than 10 per cent in 2014, for the first time since at least 2005,...

    28. January 16, 2014

      Chinese shadow banks face major test

      China’s vast shadow banking sector is facing its biggest test after ICBC, the world’s biggest bank by assets whose branches...

    29. January 10, 2014

      Record dim sum bond issue for London

      Bank of China has sold a record Rmb2.5bn bond to investors, the biggest offshore renminbi bond to date in London. The...

    30. December 6, 2013

      China widens bad banks’ asset options

      China has given its new provincial “bad banks” a wider channel for selling assets, in an effort to strengthen their ability...

    31. November 26, 2013

      China, the world’s fastest-growing insurance market, opens doors to foreign groups

      If there are any doubts about the potential riches of the Chinese market for foreign insurers, the case of Zurich Insurance...

    32. November 26, 2013

      Poor policy lies behind China’s rising cost of capital

      China Development Bank is the core policy bank in China. It has more than Rmb6tn ($984bn) in assets, is wholly owned by the...

    33. November 20, 2013

      ICBC chairman sees inevitable rise in China bad loans

      The head of China’s biggest bank has warned that bad loans will inevitably rise and weaker lenders will be wiped out as the...

    34. November 12, 2013

      London wins first offshore renminbi issue

      London has bolstered its position as Europe’s central offshore trading hub for China’s renminbi currency as China’s biggest...

    35. November 11, 2013

      Regulators add ICBC to financial stability risk league table

      International regulators have added Industrial and Commercial Bank of China to a list of banks that face higher capital...

    36. November 8, 2013

      Standard Bank closer to selling stake in London commodity arm

      Standard Bank on Friday advised shareholders it was in discussions to sell a majority stake in its London-based commodity...

    37. November 5, 2013

      China bank shares find favour again

      Few sectors split opinion among investors in Asia like Chinese banks. As core plays on the state of China’s economy, their...

    38. November 3, 2013

      Blackstone buys into China mall group SCP

      Blackstone’s property arm has completed its latest Asian transaction, buying a 40 per cent stake in SCP, a Shenzhen-based...

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