Working Group News

2012-11-06 > All chapters

China's highly-profitable banks face challenges

China's commercial banks have been very profitable, despite a slowed economy in the first three quarters of 2012. However, their heavy reliance on net interest income may prove challenging in a time of gradual interest liberalization.

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2012-11-05 > All chapters

G20 finance chiefs meet to discuss EU, US risks

Finance chiefs from the world's leading economies met here Sunday to discuss Europe's debt crisis and the US "fiscal cliff" of spending cuts and tax hikes.

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2012-11-03 > All chapters

CSRC plans RQFII expansion

China's securities regulator said Friday that it is drafting new rules to further expand the renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor scheme and make it easier for Chinese mainland enterprises to go public in Hong Kong.

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2012-11-02 > All chapters

S&P: Big Four banks' balance sheets strong

Lending institutions' expansions overseas won't affect ratings

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2012-10-31 > All chapters

PBOC injection eases 'hot money' fears

Central bank's reverse repurchases to bolster confidence in economy

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2012-10-31 > All chapters

Bad loans still weigh on China's biggest lenders

Leading banks under pressure from slowing economic growth

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2012-10-30 > All chapters

Coming out of the Shadows

The shadow banking system is thought of as inherently dangerous, but if it is well-managed and transparent it can benefit an economy

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2012-10-26 > All chapters

Trusts, Bonds Lead Surge in Credit 'Gambling'

Debates over potential risk are not slowing a race to finance local government projects without bank loans

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2012-10-26 > All chapters

Exchange rate hits 19-year record

Confidence in the yuan has strengthened, as 77 percent of Chinese companies surveyed by HSBC Holdings Plc expect one-third of all Chinese trade to be conducted in yuan by 2015.

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2012-10-24 > All chapters

China making slow, steady economic recovery: survey

China's economy is making a slow, steady recovery from its weakest period of growth in three years, a survey of purchasing managers signaled on Thursday, with new orders and output at their highest in months.

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