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  1. 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 ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China fails to set timetable for financial reforms

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

    ... and encourage bond issues and stock offers. The development of the bond market would be crucial to financial reforms, said Dai Xianglong, a former central bank governor and now chairman of the National ... 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 ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance

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

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

    ... 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 ... him central banker of the year last September; and he was one of only two mainland officials on Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential list this year. His successor will step into the job ...

  4. Easier fund rules stoke rally in China financials

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to record highs. However, the news had yet to feed through to blue chips which took no benefit from the Financial Secretary's unsurprising budget speech, making for a lacklustre benchmark index ... the highest since September 1997. Market turnover rebounded slightly to $30.67 billion, compared with $29.36 billion on Tuesday. Turnover on the H-share index was $7.5 billion, exceeding the $7.24 ...

  5. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Financial firms expand into wealth management

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

    ... to invest in the real estate market with the ongoing government curbs," he said. Wang said China needed financial institutions with high integrity and professional competence to better serve ... 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 ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Former RBS China chief financial officer questioned by police

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Former RBS China official questioned by police A former chief financial officer with the Royal Bank of Scotland's China operations was recently ... "The case is a wake-up call to foreign banks in China because they still lack sufficient knowledge about the local market," said one local official involved in supervising banks. ...

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

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... control all domestic risks, including local government debt, loans to local financial platforms, bubbles in the real estate market, high-speed-rail projects and new financial experimentation, ... is once again besieged by worrisome signs from Europe, the United States and emerging market economies. Almost every stock market has been exhibiting high levels of volatility. ...

  8. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    China markets poised for recovery if US initiates third liquidity injection

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Mainland markets ready for recovery Mainland markets are bottoming out and poised to be awash with fresh capital if a third round of quantitative easing ... due to the global financial crisis. "China's efficiency of investment has deteriorated but is still better than most other countries," a report by Goldman Sachs released ...

  9. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... covered, and extend the policy to the end of 2016 to prop up the private sector and stabilise the job market. There's no way Li [Keqiang] wants to be the first premier to miss the growth ... During Wen's premiership, he announced the milestone four trillion yuan (HK$5 trillion) economic stimulus plan, partly in response to the 2008 global financial crisis. Later, the government ...

  10. Financial crisis ushers in global change

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the belt-tightening that countries in Asia were told they must undergo during the Asian financial crisis a decade ago because of their profligacy, irresponsibility and underdeveloped markets. This does ... Exactly a year ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered worldwide shock and panic that sent the global financial system into convulsion. The Great Crash of 2008 marked the most ...




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