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  1. Less censorship may go a long way

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of sensitive words and phrases blocked on mainland microblog searches. However, that didn't stop people discussing it. Thanks to heavy-handed censorship, what started off as niche discussions ... that their ignorance is due to a general lack of interest in history and current affairs as much as to the effect of censorship. It is wholly unrealistic to expect the mainland to allow the kind of free media ...

  2. Beijing censors financial websites

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... commentaries, reports and headlines about the hard-hit markets, according to three online editors. The internet censorship is another sign that mainland regulators have lost their grip on the plunging ... duty by two-thirds in late April, only to see the short-lived, government-orchestrated rally lead to an even sharper downturn. In July, the China Securities Regulatory Commission required fund ...

  3. News - China - FINANCE

    Savers boosting bitcoin demand in China, exchange says

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 05:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... of China’s biggest bitcoin exchange on Friday said there were “boundless opportunities” for the digital currency in the country because of the Chinese saving ethic. “The main reason why bitcoin has become big in China is because Chinese people are savers, and more people are seeing bitcoin as a way to store and invest their money,” Linke Yang, vice-president of BTC China, told reporters ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn Welcome to ICBC. If you would like to be censored, please press... The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) may have an eye on becoming a world-class bank, ... censored, you need to speak to the media department.' But we have already been there, we replied. Down went the phone again. With censorship relations like that, no wonder ...

  5. News - China - FINANCE

    China Investment fund reverses loss to earn 11 per cent on foreign assets

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing CIC reverses investment loss to earn 11pc abroad China's sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corp (CIC), says its return on overseas investment was about 11 per ... said. Created in 2007, the sovereign wealth fund was tasked with earning higher returns from riskier investments using part of China's foreign exchange reserves, which at US$3.44 trillion ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Galaxy Securities to expand margin financing business

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Galaxy to expand margin financing China Galaxy Securities, the nation's seventh-largest brokerage firm by assets, is expanding its margin financing ... of the sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp, said it planned to use about 60 per cent of its US$1.37 billion proceeds from its initial share sale to develop the lucrative but tricky broking ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - STOCK MARKET

    'Time ripe' for China firms to go private

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen and Ray Chan Chinese companies whose shares are languishing in the United States could delist and return for a bigger impact, says banker 'Time ripe' for China ... private, a top China banker says. "Given depressed valuation levels and an environment with abundant liquidity, we expect privatisation activity by Chinese companies, especially in the US ...

  8. Business - Comment

    What 'pivot'? Real US-China war will be over money

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... US-China war will be over money Anyone who fears that Washington's "pivot" towards the Pacific increases the risk of conflict between the United States and China is behind the times. America and China are already at war. Only the battle ground isn't the East China Sea. It's money. In his latest book Paper Promises author and Economist columnist Philip Coggan ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - EQUITIES

    Global fund houses mull shift in China strategy

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen, Jeanny Yu

    ... in China strategy Global asset firms mull shift in China strategy Global asset managers, including billionaire investor George Soros and the funds unit of General Electric, appear to be rethinking ... Electric, as well as GE clients' money, is considering closing its Shanghai office, after several key staff resigned last month, according to people familiar with the matter. The South China ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    China to 'allow full yuan convertibility' by 2015

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI AND DANIEL REN

    ... China will probably take the groundbreaking step of making the yuan a fully convertible currency as early as 2015, former central bank governor Dai Xianglong said. "If nothing unusual takes ... official to give a tentative timetable in public for the yuan's full convertibility. He was the head of the People's Bank of China between 1995 and 2002 before he became mayor of Tianjin. ...




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