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  1. FT Alphaville

    April 10, 2014

    What's the Chinese for Streisand effect?

    From the PBoC (dodgy translation courtesy of Google): April 10, the British Financial Times (Chinese network) published “The...

  2. April 9, 2014

    China bank regulators caught in turf war

    A bitter turf war between China’s two most important financial regulators is hampering policy co-ordination just as the...

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  1. Special Report - Renminbi: The Global Challenge

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  1. April 9, 2014

    Fear of crisis intensifies China’s political battles

    The rift between China’s two most important financial regulators is not especially rare but it matters more now because of...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Chinese savers can scorch the world

    This year China’s gross national savings will be close to $5tn. US savings will be only $3tn. If, as planned, China were to...

  3. April 2, 2014

    Bitcoin set for fresh Chinese regulatory attack

    Already reeling from a regulatory onslaught, Bitcoin exchanges in China are braced for yet another blow from the central...

  4. March 26, 2014

    China agrees to London renminbi clearing bank

    The UK has stepped up its efforts to attract Chinese investment by agreeing with Beijing to the creation of a renminbi...

  5. March 26, 2014

    Central bank steps in to calm China bank run

    Hundreds of depositors have raced to pull their cash from a small rural bank in eastern China, forcing local officials to...

  6. March 20, 2014

    Companies now driving China’s renminbi lower

    Companies rather than China’s central bank are now the biggest force driving the renminbi lower, according to local traders,...

  7. March 19, 2014

    China’s financial distress turns all too visible

    Investors have a lot to worry about without cause to fret about China, but now they have that too. Trend growth is slowing...

  8. March 18, 2014

    China’s central bank holds bailout talks with property developer

    China’s central bank and one of its largest state lenders are holding emergency talks over whether to bail out a defaulting...

  9. March 17, 2014

    Renminbi marks new trading regime with fall to 11-month low

    China’s central bank underlined its intention to give the market a bigger role in determining the value of its currency when...

  10. March 17, 2014

    Renminbi hits 11-month low after PBoC loosens its grip

    The renminbi marked the first day of its new trading regime with a 0.3 per cent fall, taking it to an 11-month low against...

  11. March 14, 2014

    China cracks down on mobile phone payments

    China has ordered a halt to mobile phone payment systems and virtual credit cards, in a move that will slow the rapid...

  12. March 13, 2014

    China eyes opportunity to drive up euro

    China’s central bank engineered an abrupt end to the carry trade in the renminbi last month. Could it also be helping to...

  13. FT Alphaville

    March 13, 2014

    Is the PBOC driving up the euro?

    China’s central bank engineered an abrupt end to the carry trade in the renminbi last month. Could it also be helping to...

  14. FT Alphaville

    March 12, 2014

    Alibaba and the 40 cannibals

    So. Alibaba’s Yu’e Bao and its internet Money Market Fund ilk are good, particularly if you are in favour of deposit...

  15. February 28, 2014

    Renminbi caps biggest weekly fall in years

    The Chinese renminbi capped its biggest weekly fall in years, with its steepest drop of the week on Friday as traders...

  16. February 27, 2014

    Renminbi fall guides Chinese companies towards caution

    The notion that the Chinese central bank is waging a campaign against currency speculators conjures up an image of Beijing...

  17. February 27, 2014

    Beijing guides renminbi lower in effort to manage financial risks

    In guiding the renminbi into its steepest dive since 2005 this week, Beijing was employing a strategy of “one arrow, two...

  18. FT Alphaville

    February 25, 2014

    The curious incident of the PBOC in the USDCNY market

    Something’s afoot in the world of RMB. The renminbi fell on Tuesday by the most in a single day since 2012, dropping 0.35...

  19. February 18, 2014

    Wall Street inches toward record highs

    Tuesday 21:00 GMT. Global markets experienced a mixed session as traders absorbed contrasting monetary action in the world’s...

  20. February 18, 2014

    China central bank drains $7.9bn from money markets

    China’s central bank has drained Rmb48bn ($7.9bn) from money markets, an unexpected move that signals its concern with the...

  21. FT Alphaville

    February 13, 2014

    The real reason the Chinese are mad for gold

    It’s not an easy concept for some gold lovers to grasp, but… a nation importing huge amounts of gold into its economy...

  22. February 11, 2014

    China’s 500-tonne gold gap fuels talk of stockpiling

    A 500-tonne gap in China’s gold consumption data is fuelling talk that the central bank took advantage of weak prices last...

  23. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2014

    The PBOC's big test

    The PBOC conducted a 255 bn yuan ($42 bn) liquidity operation on Tuesday, causing money market rates — which had been...

  24. FT Alphaville

    January 15, 2014

    Shadow banking in China: custody battle edition

    Remember when we wrote, in relation to the seemingly forgiving attitude to shadow banking on display in draft regulations,...

  25. January 15, 2014

    China’s shadow banking loans leap

    The rise of China’s shadow banking sector has been thrown into sharp relief by data from the central bank showing that it...

  26. January 9, 2014

    People’s Bank of China keeps pressure on money markets

    Last week, hours before 2013 came to an end, the People’s Bank of China delivered an unwelcome surprise to some of the...

  27. FT Alphaville

    January 3, 2014

    China's credit spiral

    Just when you think there’s nothing left to say about China’s debt dilemma up pop some more pieces to greet the new year....

  28. December 26, 2013

    China rates stable but concerns remain

    Interest rates in China’s money markets stabilised on Thursday but concerns remain over high levels of debt in the economy...

  29. December 23, 2013

    China cash squeeze worsens despite central bank efforts

    China’s cash squeeze has worsened despite the central bank’s repeated attempts to calm financial markets with emergency...

  30. December 20, 2013

    Baosteel: rate wall of China

    Little fuss has been made over the first US dollar bond from Baosteel, China’s biggest listed steelmaker, sold this month....

  31. December 20, 2013

    China reveals Rmb300bn cash injection to calm lenders

    China has made a fresh attempt to head off a cash squeeze by announcing the injection of Rmb300bn of emergency money into...

  32. December 19, 2013

    Central bank acts to ease China cash crunch fears

    The Chinese central bank has made an emergency money injection after a surge in interbank rates, trying to prevent a repeat...

  33. December 18, 2013

    State buying may explain China’s gold import surge

    The Chinese state could be behind a surge in bullion imports that will see China overtake India as the world’s largest...

  34. FT Alphaville

    December 9, 2013

    The road to liberalisation is paved with certificates of deposit

    Starting today we get what is basically the first formal step to a fully fledged market based deposit rate system from China...

  35. FT Alphaville

    December 5, 2013

    The PBOC, Bitcoin, and Chinese aunties

    Some are betting that Beijing will eventually endorse Bitcoin. This week Lightspeed Venture Partners of San Francisco and a...

  36. Gavyn Davies

    December 1, 2013

    China's monetary squeeze collides with housing bubble

    International investors often complain that they have a hard time understanding the actions of the People’s Bank of China....

  37. October 24, 2013

    Spike in China money rates raises cash-crunch fears

    China’s money rates shot up on Thursday after the central bank withdrew cash from the financial system, fuelling worries...

  38. FT Alphaville

    October 15, 2013

    The curious case of rising Chinese reserves

    Chinese inflows are back. Wei Yao at SocGen notes on Tuesday that China’s FX reserves added $163bn in the third quarter, the...

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