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  1. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... guaranteed 10 trillion yuan in loan expansions to help maintain growth. Much of that went directly from the central bank to various infrastructure projects and local real estate investments. I'm ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    Amid China market stand off, calls for a more transparent central bank

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 10:59am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing PBOC let short-term interest rates spike to extraordinary levels over past week as it refused to inject funds into money markets China’s central bank rarely explains its actions in public and keeps markets guessing on policy, but the angst created by its stand off with banks in the money markets is prompting calls for it to change tack. The People’s Bank of China ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCING

    Beijing urged to take quick action on shadow banking

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan, George Chen

    ... banking Mainland regulators must take quick action to stop the so-called shadow banking problem from snowballing, which has emerged as one of the top threats to the nation's financial stability this year, analysts warn. Market participants have grown increasingly concerned in the past few months about shadow banking after a bank scandal in Shanghai caused public jitters. Shadow ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    Danger lurks in China's shadow banks, says Fitch

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Agency warns mainstream lenders are at risk from complex web of dependence on dicey loans Danger lurks in China's shadow banks, says Fitch The mainland's formal banking sector is "significantly exposed" to the shadow banking system, a source of growing risk to the stability in the world's second-largest economy, Fitch Ratings ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Shadow banking 'not biggest risk' to system

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Property and local government loans pose greater threat to the mainland's financial system than non-bank credit sector, S&P says Shadow banking 'not biggest risk' to system Banks' loan exposure to local governments and property developers is a far more serious and imminent threat to the mainland's financial ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Private banks fail to gain traction in China

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Relatively low returns and curbs on capital transfers dampen affluent clients' interest Private banks fail to gain traction on the mainland Private banks ... they can generate higher returns than those available from private banking products. For another, the free transfer of assets across the border is forbidden and not all the high-net-worth ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Mainland China banks stay put on mortgage rates and down payment requirement

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI, Kwong Man-ki

    ... Jane Cai and Kwong Man-ki in Beijing Requirement on down payment also remains unchanged after new property measures Mainland lenders stay put on mortgage rates Mainland banks have yet ... the second half of last year, the State Council has endorsed the People's Bank of China to raise down-payment requirements and mortgage rates for second-home buyers of properties in cities where ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Illuminating confessions from a shadow banker

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... from a shadow banker Everyone knows China's shadow banking market is big. According to the ratings agency Moody's, the shadow market was worth 20.5 trillion yuan (HK$25.9 trillion) ... the rapid growth of shadow financing threatens the stability of China's formal banking system, nor whether a crisis in the shadow market could endanger the future development of the Chinese ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Mainland banks face mounting loan dangers

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... mountingloan dangers The mainland banking sector is said to be facing increasing risks from problematic loans and off-balance-sheet businesses, leaving regulators a daunting task in the future. The top priority of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) this year is to prevent "systematic risk" and "regional risk", the regulator said at its annual work meeting ...

  10. News - China - ECONOMY

    World Bank to help tackle China's urbanisation

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... As millions migrate to nation's urban areas, premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang and World Bank boss Jim Yong Kim agree to launch new study World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has pledged ... this week during Kim's first official visit to China. The World Bank says that by 2030, nearly two-thirds of the nation's population is expected to be living in urban areas. That means ...




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