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  1. China Life in need of capital aid

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com China Life Insurance, whose earnings plummeted last year, says it will use more capital-raising measures to shore up its solvency. 'In the future, raising capital from external channels will become a regular channel for replenishing capital and improving solvency ratios,' China Life president Wan Feng said at a post-results briefing. Wan said ...

  2. Fears for China's short term growth outlook overblown

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland A string of weak figures released over recent days has got investors worried about the depth of the slowdown in China's economy. They needn't fret, at least ... plunged China's trade balance US$31.5 billion into the red in February, its largest monthly deficit in years. Even more worrying, there are signs the domestic economy is struggling. The pace ...

  3. Comprehensive take on China's taxation

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chiu Po-sze Inside Kornerstone Institute's lecture room in Central, the audience sat patiently, waiting for the seminar on China's tax system to start. They were not disappointed ... standards were unique because, unlike in most Western countries, China has a plethora of huge state-owned enterprises. Kwok added that Chinese accounting standards were basically in convergence ...

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    Savers boosting bitcoin demand in China, exchange says

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 05:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... of China’s biggest bitcoin exchange on Friday said there were “boundless opportunities” for the digital currency in the country because of the Chinese saving ethic. “The main reason why bitcoin has become big in China is because Chinese people are savers, and more people are seeing bitcoin as a way to store and invest their money,” Linke Yang, vice-president of BTC China, told reporters ...

  5. Mainland to loosen cash controls, HSBC predicts

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... chief economist for greater China. 'This will include not just monetary but also fiscal easing.' Qu forecasts the mainland's gross domestic product growth will slow to 8.6 per ... that most private buyers on the mainland have not overextended themselves: 'The China property market is overheated but underleveraged.' In turn, the downside risks are 'overplayed ...

  6. Regulator calls for share buy-back

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... stock prices and bolster investor confidence. The official China Securities Journal, citing an unidentified official with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), reported yesterday ... China Construction Bank chairman, was appointed the regulatory chief late last year. But the downward trend has continued as investors have been battered by a slowing domestic economy ...

  7. Manufacturing shrinks, with PMI at 7-month low

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... such as fast-tracking investment projects. The HSBC Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to a seven-month low of 48.1, based on data collected from June 11 to 19. The HSBC China ... cent to 2,260.88 yesterday, while the Hang Seng Index fell 253.78 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 19,265.07. 'China's manufacturing sector continued to slow in June,' said ...

  8. China Life closes book while sponsors differ on pricing

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

    ... Amy Gu China Life Insurance, which may raise up to 43 billion yuan in an initial public offering on the mainland next month, closed its books to institutional investors yesterday as the listing sponsors gave different opinions on the pricing, according to sources. The price range for China Life's offer is due on Monday. Mainland institutional investors produced different ...

  9. Myths behind domestic banking in China

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was building its iconic Central headquarters, designed by Norman Foster. In 1994, Wang became HSBC's head of China business. 'Some people even thought that we wanted to get back the bank's headquarters in Shanghai,' he says. After six years of negotiations with the People's Bank of China, which was then in charge of regulating foreign banks on the mainland, Wang ...

  10. Disputes delay property tax on mainland

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Century Weekly magazine reported, citing an unnamed person close to the Ministry of Finance and the state tax bureau. The report comes less than a month after the official China Securities Journal ... level within his term, which ends in early 2013. The government suspended mortgages for third-home purchases last year. In October, the People's Bank of China increased interest rates ...




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