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  1. Foreign industry players face a new wave of competition from yuan-denominated funds in mainland

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Kenneth Howe

    ... we're seeing the beginning of a new wave.' At the front of the domestic wave is the Bohai Industrial Investment Fund, sponsored in part by the Tianjin municipal government. Bohai, scheduled to reach 20 billion yuan and other domestic funds like it have a key competitive advantage over foreign funds in getting deals. They are primarily industry funds that focus on particular sectors ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mainland financial reform needs new approach, says IMF's Zhu Min

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... of the manufacturing industry. He also urged greater participation in the bond market. Zhu said financial institutions should promote investments in public transport, health care and education as hundreds ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com IMF official says there are lessons to learn from global crisis, and mainland must prepare economy to be more resilient to external shocks Financial system ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance

    China's central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, led financial reform

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... named central bank governor in 2002, Zhou was tasked with carrying out broad reform of the country's banking industry. The top leadership also sought to make use of his financial knowledge ... Daniel Ren ren.wei@scmp.com Zhou Xiaochuan was a key architect of financial reform but he is due to retire. Many say he should be given a bigger role to oversee the economy A banker who ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Beijing unveils financial blueprint

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... and the financial sector's share of GDP," said Lu Zhengwei, an economist at Industrial Bank. "However, it has not unveiled a timetable or delivered any goal for the exchange rate reform ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Under the reform plan, the financial sector will need to reach 5pc of GDP Beijing unveils financial blueprint The mainland's central bank ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China fails to set timetable for financial reforms

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Investors hoping to see a timetable for yuan convertibility would have looked in vain No targets set in financial plans for major reforms No targets set in financial plan for major mainland reforms True to form, mainland policymakers played safe in setting the latest five-year blueprint for the nation's financial sector, ...

  6. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Financial firms expand into wealth management

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Financial firms try to tap into wealth management Mainland financial firms are embracing industry changes and opportunities arising from ... "The participation of emerging financial firms will add to the competition with existing players, including banks, securities and trust investment firms, as well as fund management companies ...

  7. Facing a global challenge from behind a financial Great Wall

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Chinese-language Financial News, a mouthpiece of the People's Bank of China- the mainland's central bank- published a lengthy analysis on Monday calling for China to erect a 'financial Great ... yuan (HK$1.21 trillion), mainly in industries such as steelmaking and alternative energy generation, where they would account for 15 per cent of all loans. Meanwhile, in the railways sector, ...

  8. Financial gap threatens to sink Beijing's ambitious water goal

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... a specialist company researching China's resources and heavy industrial sectors, 'but if there's one thing that can destroy the China story, it's water.' For years, China has ... not just extravagant, it's crazy, considering that China has the most meagre water resources of any major industrial economy. As the first chart below shows, the country can boast only around ...

  9. Financial sector

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the financial sector. He attributes this in large part to the growth of an urban middle class, and his own firm is seeking to capitalise on this with the launch of mutual funds and other wealth ... of consultation and you can talk to industry people,' he said. Other pluses were the enthusiasm to learn how things were done in more developed markets and the willingness to accept guidance. Mr ...

  10. European firms may take their business elsewhere

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... River Delta, Nanjing and Shanghai were particularly worried about labour costs. Yin Zhongli, a financial researcher with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said European firms were feeling ...




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