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  1. Cash-starved SMEs join hands to issue bonds

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com The mainland's worsening credit crunch is driving cash-starved small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to join forces to issue pooled bonds. Shandong Haiwang Chemicals and Lianxing Carbon, based in Weifang, Shandong province, will jointly issue 200 million yuan (HK$244 million) of pooled bonds with a tenor of three years. Three other ...

  2. Business - China Business - CREDIT

    Defaults, restructurings to rise as Chinese firms' debt soars

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 01:58pm by Reuters

    ... defaults as credit repayment problems rise. Chinese non-financial companies held total outstanding bank borrowing and bond debt of about US$12 trillion at the end of last year- equal to more than ... year. While a credit crisis is not expected any time soon, analysts say companies in China's most leveraged sectors- such as machinery, shipping, construction and steel- are selling assets ...

  3. Regulator orders banks to report on loans to polluting industries

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of this month. The China Banking Regulatory Commission has also asked commercial banks to withdraw loan-granting authority from branches and sub-branches. Headquarters must approve credit for expansion ... ICBC credit department deputy general manager Wei Xuekun said. Wei said the bank made no new loans to the sectors targeted by the central government for lending curbs in the second half of last ...

  4. Mainland can 'foot the bill' of a credit bubble

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Isabella Steger China's credit boom is unlikely to lead to a credit crunch as the government is fiscally strong enough to absorb a bubble, Fitch Ratings said. But nonetheless it must remain cautious of the timing of its stimulus withdrawal this year, according to Fitch senior director Peter Tebbutt. Speaking at a banking conference yesterday, Tebbutt said the credit crunch ...

  5. CDB net dives 28pc as loans take hit

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing China Development Bank, a former policy lender in transition to a commercial bank, posted a 28 per cent decline in net profit last year as asset impairments surged. Net income fell to 20.76 billion yuan (HK$23.54 billion) from 28.78 bi ...

  6. Business - Economy

    China retail sales lead business activity weakness, survey finds

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:01am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Nick Edwards nick.edwards@scmp.com Despite sagging business activity, signs of stability in credit availability and a rise in new factory orders indicate further slowdown is unlikely ... sector sagged, the latest quarterly China Beige Book survey found. But signs of stability in the availability of credit and growth in new domestic and export orders for the massive factory sector ...

  7. Shaming strategy puts defaulters on public notice

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Credit changed its name to Quality Consultants and was employed by another bank. Within a few months, police arrested several toughs on its payroll for abducting a defaulter at knife-point. ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - CHINA

    Concern raised over China credit growth

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Fitch analyst says the rate at which banks are increasing loans a worry, sparking debate Concern raised over mainland credit growth Mainland banks are adding assets ... out of a debt problem when credit is already twice as large as GDP and growing nearly twice as fast," Chu said. Chu's view puts her in a minority among those charting the future ...

  9. Law aimed at equality for bank borrowers

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo The central government proposes a ban on credit bureaus and agencies collecting information on a person's ethnicity, family background, religion or political affiliation. Also ... 'When a dispute arises between, say, a Han Chinese and an ethnic Tibetan, on who deserves a better credit rating while applying for a bank loan, the government will be able to say banks made ...

  10. Mainland eyes greater say in credit ratings

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The head of the mainland's largest credit-rating agency believes the failure of the world's top credit-rating agencies to provide warnings of the global financial crisis could give the country a golden opportunity to increase its say in the industry. Guan Jianzhong, chairman of Dagong Global Credit Rating, blamed Moody's Investors Service, ...




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