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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Chinese regulator eases investment curbs on insurers

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... on fixed-income or "liquidity assets", such as cash, demand deposits and government debt with maturities shorter than one year, according to the statement. Restrictions on specific products were ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Surge in personal loans spurs HKMA order on stress tests

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:38am by KANIS LI

    ... might have built up to a systemic level, [it] might consider introducing prudential limits on debt-servicing ratio and maximum loan tenor at the industry level". ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Beijing warns of dangers in shadow banking

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 02:32pm by JANE CAI

    ... and improving co-ordination to contain risks, according to sources. Local government debt has swollen to 17.9 trillion yuan (HK$22.7 trillion) by the middle of last year, nearly 70 per cent more than ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Draghi urges stronger EU stance to avert crises

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 01:38am by BLOOM

    ... another summit of broken dreams." When leaders vowed in June last year to break the link between lenders and government debt that worsened the region's financial crisis, investors were ... not had this breakthrough whatever it takes moment CARSTEN BRZESKI, ING ECONOMIST The pressure on policymakers from markets is less severe now. For Italian and Spanish debt, which have been ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    PBOC urges stronger co-operation to curb risks

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 02:03pm by Reuters

    ... overcapacity and debt problems in some sectors, said Hu Xiaolian, the central bank's vice-governor. Hu's remarks followed the recent establishment of a supervisory mechanism under which the central bank plays a leading role in co-ordinating policies. "Overcapacity and excessively high debt levels in some sectors will create hidden dangers for potential financial risks," she ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Beijing widens funding channels for lenders

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 01:53am by Reuters

    ... on equity financing to boost capital levels, but the new rules also allow subordinate debt to count as regulatory capital. Twelve listed banks have already announced plans to raise about 425 billion ... they must contain provisions allowing the value of the debt to be written down if the bank faces a capital shortage. Analysts say small banks are the most likely to sell debt on the exchange. Less ...




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