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  1. PBOC wants lenders to have more scope in setting rates

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... in setting interest rates for loans and deposits to strengthen their risk-management skills and improve the nation's banking system. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) fixes yuan deposit ... move towards the lifting of the ceiling imposed on lending rates,' PBOC governor Zhou Xiaochuan said yesterday. But Mr Zhou did not set a timetable and added that the loan rate floor ...

  2. PBOC move hits H shares

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dry up after the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said it would raise reserve requirements for Chinese banks. Investors were also worried that the move by the central bank would restrict lending to H-share firms, slowing their growth momentum. The H-share index fell 4.71 per cent to 3,158.54 yesterday. At the weekend, the PBOC said the ratio of deposits financial institutions must ...

  3. PBOC to discuss yuan details

    Posted Nov 25th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Bank officials will visit Hong Kong this week to map out the landmark deal People's Bank of China (PBOC) officials will be in Hong Kong this week to detail the yuan business ... of Banks had arranged meetings at which the details will be outlined. Under a deal signed last Wednesday between the PBOC and the HKMA, all licensed banks will be able to conduct four types of yuan ...

  4. PBOC head dashes HK banks' yuan trade hopes

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... PBOC head dashes banks' yuan trade hopes China's central bank boss has dashed hopes that all Hong Kong banks will soon be able to carry out yuan business locally. Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), said last night that Beijing supported the idea in principle. Allowing Hong Kong banks to conduct yuan business - which Hong Kong government ...

  5. PBOC to lead fight on money laundering

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on securities and investment funds. The People's Bank of China already operates a security department which focuses on money laundering. Under the amendment, the PBOC will take over ...

  6. PBOC governor softens stance on local yuan business

    Posted Sep 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... jointly study relevant proposals and push for policies and procedures allowing Hong Kong banks to do yuan business'. 'The PBOC also attaches great importance to the circulation ...

  7. HK bankers want flexibility for yuan

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in January. A group of 160 bankers met six representatives of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) in Hong Kong yesterday in a seminar organised by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority to discuss yuan business. According to Bank of East Asia China division head Raymond Yu Hok-keung, the PBOC was considering offering a fixed interest rate to the yuan settlement bank, which would then offer a fixed ...

  8. Mainland banks face tough talks on bailout deal

    Posted Nov 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... banks and the Ministry of Finance and People's Bank of China (PBOC), which are responsible for any new injection of funds. Some analysts had suggested the country's state banks had requested 800 billion yuan, a number which would likely be substantially lower once the discussions came to an end. It had been suggested that PBOC governor Zhou Xiaochuan had been using the 800 ...

  9. Top watchdog's power over central bank questioned

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and bankers are questioning how much authority he will have in relation to the People's Bank of China (PBOC). Mr Liu, who became head of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) created ... outsiders said his role had not been sharply defined and how much control he would wield over the regulatory scalpel remained unclear. Now PBOC governor Zhou Xiaochuan has been stripped of his ...

  10. Laundering rule sparks concern

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... analysts said. The widespread concern of the powerful lobby group, which is seeking more flexible means of raising money, appears to have put the People's Bank of China (PBOC) on the defensive lately. The controversy centres on a rule regarding settlement account management at banks, which the PBOC said was intended to curb abuse of the accounts for tax evasion, debt dodging, money ...




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