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    1. beyondbrics

      January 30, 2014

      Former China official sees key local government deleveraging

      You can bring a horse to water. But can you stop it from drinking (too much)? In the upcoming year of the horse, China’s...

    2. December 12, 2011

      Asia’s banks: ‘The fish always stinks from the head’

      Liu Mingkang, China’s chief banking regulator, has a folksy way of explaining his work. “The fish always stinks from the...

    Special Reports

    1. FT year in finance 2011

      - There is little consensus on how to fix the banking system - Behind the scenes with...
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    1. July 29, 2011

      Drive to cool China property boosted

      China’s banking regulator says the country’s lenders can withstand a 50 per cent fall in property prices, a declaration...

    2. June 13, 2011

      China tightening: end of the binge

      China’s credit binge is well and truly over. In 2009 and 2010 loan growth exceeded nominal gross domestic product growth by...

    3. April 12, 2011

      Chinese companies go on global bond spree

      Chinese companies have this year embarked on an unprecedented borrowing spree in international bond markets, a trend driven...

    4. January 25, 2011

      Asia has had enough of excusing the west

      Most crises are known by their origin, from the Mexican peso crisis of 1994/5 to the Asian crisis of 1997/8. Given there is...

    5. December 17, 2010

      Inflation is under control, says Chinese regulator

      China is unlikely to face runaway price rises next year and Beijing has already had some success in reining in inflation,...

    6. FT Alphaville

      September 8, 2010

      China bank regulator warns on risk

      China’s main bank regulator has warned that serious risks are building up in the financial sector and specifically linked...

    7. September 8, 2010

      China bank regulator warns on risk

      China’s main bank regulator has warned that serious risks are building up in the financial sector and specifically linked...

    8. June 15, 2010

      China's banking watchdog speaks out

      As Chinese banks flooded the economy with new loans last year in response to a government order to boost flagging growth,...

    9. June 15, 2010

      China's banking watchdog speaks out

      As Chinese banks flooded the economy with new loans last year in response to a government order to boost flagging growth,...

    10. June 14, 2010

      China’s banking watchdog speaks out

      Hands on role: Liu Mingkang, chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, is ‘cool-headed about the weaknesses to be...

    11. FT Alphaville

      April 12, 2010

      Chinese watchdog eyes local loan books

      China’s top bank regulator has expressed concern over loans made to local government companies, saying Beijing was prepared...

    12. April 12, 2010

      China to crack down on heavy local loan books

      The top Chinese banking regulator on Sunday said special investment companies created by local government authorities to...

    13. April 11, 2010

      Chinese watchdog eyes local loan books

      China’s top bank regulator has expressed concern over loans made to local government companies, saying Beijing was prepared...

    14. January 26, 2010

      Beijing seeks to curtail bank lending 'binge'

      Senior Chinese officials are not generally inclined to quote Dickens, but in a recent speech China's top banking regulator...

    15. January 25, 2010

      Beijing acts to curtail bank lending binge

      Senior Chinese officials are not generally inclined to quote Charles Dickens, but in a recent speech China’s top banking...

    16. January 21, 2010

      China in crackdown on bank lending

      Chinese regulators have ordered some banks temporarily to halt lending in a renewed effort to rein in credit growth...

    17. January 20, 2010

      China tells banks to halt lending

      Chinese regulators have told some banks temporarily to halt lending amid growing fears of asset bubbles and inflation. The...

    18. December 28, 2009

      Best of the bankers

      It was not just about banking in 2009. While bankers strove to rebuild their institutions, politicians and the public at...

    19. December 27, 2009

      Chinese regulation

      There was no flip-flopping from Liu Mingkang. As banks hosed the economy with credit, the chairman of the China Banking...

    20. November 24, 2009

      Chinese banks

      Liu Mingkang is a regulator’s regulator: stern, patrician, and quick to slap down dissent. On Monday wires reported that...

    21. November 21, 2009

      Schäuble lends weight to fears over fresh asset price bubbles

      Germany's new finance minister has echoed Chinese warnings about the growing threat of fresh global asset price bubbles,...

    22. November 21, 2009

      Germany warns US on market bubbles

      Germany's new finance minister yesterday echoed Chinese warnings that low US interest rates and a weak dollar are raising...

    23. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2009

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Martin Wolf: Tax the windfall banking bonuses Windfall taxes are a...

    24. November 19, 2009

      China can build on the base of its sound banks

      More than a year after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the ensuing financial market turbulence, we are at a critical...

    25. November 17, 2009

      China on the Fed

      Money Supply (Krishna Guha): Liu Mingkang - the Chinese bank regulator who attacked Fed monetary policy over the weekend...

    26. November 17, 2009

      Bernanke reassures markets on dollar

      The Federal Reserve is monitoring currency markets "closely" and will conduct policy in a way that will "help ensure that...

    27. November 17, 2009

      Yen gains ground against the dollar

      The yen advanced against the dollar yesterday after data showed the Japanese economy grew faster than expected in the third...

    28. November 17, 2009

      Embattled dollar sinks to new trough

      The dollar fell to its lowest level since August 2008 after comments from Ben Bernanke the chairman of the Federal Reserve...

    29. November 17, 2009

      Bernanke reassures markets on dollar

      In rare public comments on the dollar, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the US central bank was monitoring...

    30. November 16, 2009

      Bernanke reassures markets on dollar

      In rare public comments on the dollar, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the US central bank was monitoring...

    31. Money Supply

      November 16, 2009

      China on the Fed

      Liu Mingkang – the Chinese bank regulator who attacked Fed monetary policy over the weekend for fuelling the carry trade –...

    32. November 16, 2009

      Embattled dollar sinks to new trough

      The dollar fell to its lowest level since August 2008 after comments from Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve,...

    33. November 16, 2009

      China says Fed policy threatens recovery

      The US Federal Reserve is fuelling "speculative investments" and endangering global recovery through loose monetary policy,...

    34. November 15, 2009

      China says Fed policy threatens global recovery

      The US Federal Reserve is fuelling “speculative investments” and endangering global recovery through loose monetary policy,...

    35. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2009

      China is ‘the most obvious area of concern', Fitch says

      Here’s something you may have missed — not least because it comes from a Reuters chat room. Regardless, the comments from...

    36. October 19, 2009

      Beijing targets rural financial services access

      China's top banking regulator has promised to deliver basic financial services to every town across the country within...

    37. October 18, 2009

      China to improve rural bank access

      China’s top banking regulator has promised to deliver basic financial services to every town across the country within three...

    38. September 19, 2009

      Chinese regulator warns on loan spree

      China's top banking regulator yesterday warned of growing risks to the country's financial system as a result of an...

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