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  1. PBOC looks at yuan services

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan says the central bank has been studying the possible expansion of yuan services offered by Hong Kong banks. 'The implementation of yuan services in Hong Kong has been smooth since its int ...

  2. PBOC calls for improved financial co-ordination

    Posted Nov 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stability report suggests. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) gave the financial sector under its management an overall pass mark in its annual review yesterday, but suggested a need to improve ... that would bring the PBOC, the Ministry of Finance, and the regulators of the three sectors together in regular meetings. Such a mechanism would expand on an arrangement under which the China ...

  3. PBOC chief defends rise in mortgage lending

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recent and mortgage lending as a result is just taking off,' People's Bank of China (PBOC) governor Zhou Xiaochuan said. 'Indeed the growth rate is pretty high, but mortgages still ... demand. Banks had 1.6 trillion yuan of outstanding mortgage loans by the end of last year, accounting for 8.46 per cent of total lending by financial institutions, according to the PBOC ...

  4. Yuan to be adjusted as needed, says PBOC

    Posted Aug 05th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei in Beijing Main aim is to keep the currency at a reasonable and balanced level The mainland's central bank will make further adjustments to the yuan trading band when the timing is right, following its decision to revalue the currency b ...

  5. PBOC okays Jianyin aid bonds

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan and Bei Hu Central bank approves 10b yuan sale of debentures to finance restructuring and stabilising of undisclosed ailing brokerages The mainland's central bank has cleared China Jianyin Investment to sell debentures to the tune of 10 bil ...

  6. PBOC warning shot may be ignored

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Central bank trying to tame a precarious Shanghai market that has implications for China as a whole The modest tightening in mortgage lending announced on Wednesday by the People's Bank of China is unlikely to cool rampant speculation in ...

  7. China's lenders reluctant to exploit flexibility

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of China (PBOC) since January last year. To help banks better price in lending risks and channel more funds to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), which play a key role in creating new job ... However, only 52.21 per cent of new loans granted in the fourth quarter last year carried interest rates above PBOC benchmarks, a marginal 2.11 percentage points higher than in the previous three ...

  8. Latest currency relaxation another advance... in theory

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... controls by the People's Bank of China (PBOC). The new service will for the first time allow businesses incorporated in the mainland to insure themselves with foreign banks operating in China ... the PBOC is proceeding should reinforce what ought to have been clear to its critics from the start, namely that it will set the agenda for change and err on the side of caution rather than rush ...

  9. Long wait follows China's small step

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... China-watchers, Mr Green believes that having taken its initial step, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) will keep the currency trading close to the revalued exchange rate of 8.11 yuan to the dollar ... instead of just one will allow for bigger exchange-rate fluctuations. As the different constituents of the basket move against each other, the PBOC will intervene in the markets to maintain ...

  10. Battered mainland brokerages cling to hope of bank-loan lifeline

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Rumours have been circulating in the market for several months that the government is to set up an investor protection fund of 60 billion yuan. On June 12, the People's Bank of China (PBOC ... will improve the supervision of brokerages and their managers. We will give the proper policy support and encourage the expansion of good companies,' he said. In its announcement, the PBOC made ...




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