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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    CBRC may tap shadow banking to free up funds

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:13am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Regulator hints at expansion of financing to help emerging sector industries cope with slowdown CBRC may tap shadow banking to free up funds The mainland's banking regulator is considering using various tools to expand loans and financing, including tapping the shadow banking sector, to ease funding difficulties given the slowdown ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Beijing warns of dangers in shadow banking

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 02:32pm by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Beijing warns of dangers in shadow banking The mainland's cabinet has warned of the dangers lurking in the unbridled growth of the shadow ... issued a document defining shadow banking and ordering government departments, financial regulators and local governments to oversee the under-regulated firms involved in such lending, bankers ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    China powers growth in global shadow banking

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Fears rise over mainstream players' potential to shift risky activities to less regulated sector China powers growth in global shadow banking The world's shadow banking sector grew US$5 trillion last year to US$71 trillion, helped by a 42 per cent expansion in China, according to the latest annual figures from the Financial Stability Board. Shadow banking ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    World leaders set to put shadow banks on long leash

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters G20 to endorse shadow banking package at next month's gathering World leaders set to put shadow banks on long leash World leaders are expected to take a softly-softly approach to regulating the so-called shadow banking sector when they meet in Russia next month to avoid damaging the flow of finance to the global economy. While governments have cracked down on risk-taking ...

  5. Business - Economy - REGULATION

    US central bank faces an economic balancing act

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by DAVID BROWN

    ... and to the central bank winding down its bond-buying programme. Both headline and core consumer price inflation are already back at the Fed's 2 per cent target and the underlying trend is pointing ...

  6. Property - International - REGULATION

    Britain's cooling measures to hit property price growth

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Peggy Sito, Bloomberg

    ... Peggy Sito and Bloomberg peggy.sito@scmp.com UK cooling measures to hit price growth The Bank of England’s move to tighten mortgage lending criteria will act as a drag on price growth ... including a cap on lending for home loans. The bank’s Financial Policy Committee recommended that property loans of 4.5 times a borrower’s income or higher should comprise no more than 15 per cent ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    BIS sees danger signs in property prices and credit growth

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... leave borrowers vulnerable to interest rate rises or sharp downturns, the Bank for International Settlements said yesterday. The global forum for central banks said rock-bottom official interest rates, cut to revive sluggish economies, had contributed to a boom in lending and real estate prices in some countries. While the European Central Bank has cut interest rates to record lows ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Wider reform urged on MPF fee charges in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Regulator is told to expand the management fee cap proposed for the new core fund to all other 400 products under the retirement scheme Wider reform urged over MPF charges Lawmakers have urged the regulator of the controversia ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Bank watchdog vows to control loan defaults

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... quarterly declines since 2004. Banks should also "contain risks from wealth management products … and prevent risk from shadow banking", Shang said. The shadow banking system, including ... cent in 2002, underscoring their declining importance. Because of limited disclosures in asset allocation and insufficient regulation, shadow banking has become a major risk factor ...

  10. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Audit uncovers shortcomings in management of SOEs

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:53am by Eric Ng

    ... with PetroChina in the form of entrusted loans to earn interest. The funds were supposed to be the state's capital invested in CNPC. CNPC's Kunlun Bank also faced a near total loss on 570 ...




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