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  1. Beijing may ease controls to encourage investment

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... quarter. Since then it has cut interest rates for the first time since 2008, encouraged banks to lend, quickened approvals for investment projects and issued policy guidelines to encourage private ... in the mainland's economy has China watchers deliberating over exactly what the government has in mind. Their conclusion is that besides stepping up investments in various sectors, including steel, where ...

  2. Banking on the big league for finance

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that conducted brokerage. A series of scandals amid rampant trading and runaway investment forced the government to take a go-slow approach, barring banks and insurers from trading shares and doing ... companies were granted approval to invest 5 per cent of their assets into mutual funds- a move to let them seek higher returns aside from bank deposits and bond purchases. In 2001, in tandem ...

  3. Home sales fall by average of 39pc in key mainland cities

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Home sales in mainland cities declined again in January from a month earlier as buyers continued to show reluctance to enter the market because of uncertain regulatory risks. Data compiled by Australian investment bank Macquarie show that in the top 10 key cities property transaction volumes dropped by an average 39 per cent over the first three weeks of January ...

  4. Beijing to act on US$200b invest firm

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... bank savings to deter funds flowing into the equity markets. To fund the new investment company, the finance ministry will issue 1.55 trillion yuan of tradable special treasury bonds to buy ... Guo Aibing and Cary Huang in Beijing Mainland seeks better returns for US$1.2 trillion reserves Beijing has moved a step closer to launching its huge state investment company, detailing ...

  5. Risks rising in China banking system

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Regulators call for tighter lending curbs as new bank loans top 1.8 trillion yuan China's top financial officials yesterday warned of mounting risks in the banking system because of a failure to implement needed reforms. 'Most banks have not done a good job of reforming their middle and back-office management,' banking regulatory chief Liu ...

  6. Foreign banks eye trust firm stakes

    Posted Jul 12th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Foreign banks are seeking investments in local trust firms in a move to capitalise on the nation's growing wealth management industry. UBS and Merrill Lynch ... and Investment. The latest round of foreign interest in the mainland's trust companies comes less than two months after British bank Barclays reached an agreement to buy a 19.9 per cent stake ...

  7. Foreign direct investment on mainland increases 7.9pc

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing Foreign direct investment on the mainland climbed 7.9 per cent last month, indicating the confidence investors have in the fast-growing economy and in opportunities ... US$7.66 billion in foreign investment last month, or US$82 billion for the first 10 months, a rise of 15.7 per cent from a year ago. The increase, together with a wider-than-expected US$27 billion ...

  8. Regulators buy time for brokers before easing curbs on foreigners

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent of a domestic investment bank but the lucrative proprietary trading and brokerage businesses are still off-limits to them. For listed brokerages, foreign investors can only take up to 25 ... of 174.5 billion yuan in the first 11 months last year. In October Citic Securities, the mainland's largest brokerage by market value, announced a US$1 billion investment for about 6 per cent ...

  9. Overseas investment move a step in the right direction

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... China's capital account is closed. You open it a little to a select range of local financial institutions so that they can invest some of the money abroad instead of having the central bank doing ... in Chengdu could freely walk into any bank with which he maintains an account, instruct that bank to exchange his yuan for US dollars, invest those dollars in shares of Coca-Cola, register those ...

  10. Beijing eases IPO rules for smaller brokerages

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the relaxation of the rules. Previously, the regulator only allowed large brokerages to list on the A-share market. Brokerages were not qualified for listings unless their investment banking or brokerage ...




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