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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Rule change lets Chinese firms guarantee offshore debt

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 02:55pm by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Companies will be allowed to guarantee offshore debt without prior approval under new rules Mainland eases way for firms to tap funds abroad The State Administration of Foreign Exchange has published new rules allowing firms to guarantee their offshore debt without prior regulatory approval. The liberalisation introduces ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    BIS sees danger signs in property prices and credit growth

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... that indicates trouble", the Basel-based BIS said. Rising rates would push the debt-service ratios- the share of income used to service debt- of several countries into critical territory, it said, ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    China tightens rules for local government debt sales

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Financing vehicles to be subjected to extra scrutiny if debt-asset ratio exceeds 65 per cent Rules for local government debt sales tightened ... governments to fund projects, would undergo extra scrutiny if their debt-asset ratio exceeded 65 per cent and the debt to be issued was rated below AA-plus, sources said, citing a notice from ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Stress test shows Chinese banks relatively strong

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:28am by BLOOM

    ... requirements for banks in January last year, posing a challenge for an industry facing slower loan growth and rising bad debts amid more competition and interest-rate deregulation. Industrial ...

  5. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Tighter rules for trusts and bills

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... so-called asset management companies (AMCs)- would be banned from lending directly to investment trust companies under the pretext of acquiring bad debt. Meanwhile, continuing a clampdown ... in a financial system dominated by state-controlled banks and government-backed business. For years, the country has shuffled bad debt run up by big state firms between state banks, other state companies ...

  6. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Tribunals handing out demerit points could protect investors

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:24pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... or too much debt. All of these advisers are fully trained and licensed and can be very experienced, but they can still lose their heads in the red mist of a bull market. And that makes me believe ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    EU aims to shock with tougher bank stress tests

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... debt." The stress tests are the third part of the ECB's year-long assessment of euro-area banks. Officials have claimed its credibility will be enhanced by a preceding asset-quality review ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Beijing issues detailed rules on banks' sale of preferred shares

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 01:09am by Reuters

    ... in stricter capital adequacy requirements last year in line with global rules on bank capital known as Basel III. Preferred shares are a form of hybrid security with characteristics of debt ...

  9. Business - Commodities - REGULATION

    Beijing ditches target in new steel consolidation plan

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Reuters

    ... monsters" lumbered with debt and unprofitable investments. Before the global financial crisis, big state-owned steel firms were desperate to expand their market share through capacity increases, ...

  10. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Indonesia weighs tax breaks for bond investors

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by Bloomberg

    ... to submit one application for multiple public share offers, she said. Indonesia's corporate debt market is much smaller than in many other Southeast Asian nations, accounting for 2.2 per cent ... billion) last year, from a record 87 trillion rupiah in 2012, Nurhaida said. Indonesia currently charges 20 per cent tax on returns on company debt. "We are in talks with the taxation ...




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