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  1. Business - Commodities - REGULATION

    Bank financing probe raises fears over ore rout in China

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

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Steel sector on the mainland faces major cutback in trade credit facilities amid an investigation into financing deals to minimise default risks Probe raises fears over ore rout The mainland's iron ore futures fell nearly 5 per cent yesterday after the banking regulator urged local authorities and banks to step up an investigation into iron ore financing ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    PBOC tightens screws on internet finance

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:11am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Central bank is reportedly looking to cap transfers via third-party accounts at 1,000 yuan as it increases controls on the booming sector PBOC tightens screws on internet finance The People's Bank of China has issued two drafts for consultation aimed at cracking down further on internet finance by limiting online shopping and money transfers ...

  3. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Beijing to tighten regulation of internet finance products

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:38am by JANE CAI, Kwong Man-ki and Victoria Ruan

    ... Jane Cai, Kwong Man-ki and Victoria Ruan in Beijing Beijing to tighten grip over online finance products People’s Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan says new rules will be issued to tighten  the online savings market as internet finance booms. The mainland would “definitely not” ban internet finance products such as Yu E Bao,  but regulatory control would be improved, Zhou ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Standard Chartered ‘close’ to settlement with New York regulator

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Standard Chartered is close to a deal to pay between US$200 million and US$300 million to resolve allegations by New York’s banking regulator that it failed to review high-risk transactions, two years after agreeing to reform its pract ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    CBRC urged to relax lending rules in Shanghai free-trade zone

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Jeanny Yu

    ... "three rules and one guideline" under the policy regulating fixed-asset loans, working capital loans, personal loans and project financing business. "The CBRC's rules have a lot of limits on what we can do in the free-trade zone. In order to create an active financing market in the zone, especially in sectors such as aircraft leasing and construction projects, some limits ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Japanese regulators scrutinise risk to banks of future interest rate rise

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Authorities scrutinise risk of rate rise in Japan Japanese financial authorities are joining forces to scrutinise for the first time banks' exposure to a potential spike in interest rates, with a focus on the risks to regional lender ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Australia's RBA keeps steady course on rates

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:12am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia's central bank keeps rates at 2.5pc and signals more of the same as mining boom cools RBA's steady course set to continue Australia's central bank kept interest rates at record lows yesterday to mark a full year ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Lloyds fined £218m by US and UK regulators over Libor manipulation

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Deal is reached with British and US regulators over traders' actions described as 'a gross breach of trust' by London-based bank's chairman Lloyds fined £218 m for benchmark rate fixing Lloyds Banking Group, bailed ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Mainland banks resist CBRC edict on pooling of wealth products

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by DON WEINLAND

    ... complied, analysts said. "They forbid this already but we still see arbitrage on banks financing old wealth management products by issuing new ones," said Vivian Xue, a Shanghai-based ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    CBRC may tap shadow banking to free up funds

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:13am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Regulator hints at expansion of financing to help emerging sector industries cope with slowdown CBRC may tap shadow banking to free up funds The mainland's banking regulator is considering using various tools to expand loans and financing, including tapping the shadow banking sector, to ease funding difficulties given the slowdown ...




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