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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCING

    Beijing urged to take quick action on shadow banking

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan, George Chen

    ... banking Mainland regulators must take quick action to stop the so-called shadow banking problem from snowballing, which has emerged as one of the top threats to the nation's financial stability this year, analysts warn. Market participants have grown increasingly concerned in the past few months about shadow banking after a bank scandal in Shanghai caused public jitters. Shadow ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    Danger lurks in China's shadow banks, says Fitch

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Agency warns mainstream lenders are at risk from complex web of dependence on dicey loans Danger lurks in China's shadow banks, says Fitch The mainland's formal banking sector is "significantly exposed" to the shadow banking system, a source of growing risk to the stability in the world's second-largest economy, Fitch Ratings ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    China trust asset growth slows amid tighter regulation

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... Premier Li Keqiang is grappling with sustaining economic growth and containing risks to the financial system after shadow-banking assets jumped more than 30 per cent in 2013 to 38.8 trillion yuan, according to Barclays estimates. While the expansion of trusts has slowed on tighter regulation, surging sales of wealth-management products signal that shadow banking is yet to be tamed. ...

  4. News - China

    Premier Wen Jiabao focuses on shadow banking risks for first time

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... in the mainland's financial sector for the first time. That reflects mounting concerns over the default dangers banks face and the under-regulated yet burgeoning shadow banking system. Talking about ... also try to "prevent risk contagion" from the underground financing market and the shadow banking system, the regulator has warned. The shadow banking system, including wealth ...

  5. Business - Companies - FRAUD

    Disappearance of Ultrasonic chiefs taints China firms listed in German

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:24am by Bloomberg

    ... of the company's cash is casting a shadow on companies seeking to woo more investors through the German market. Shares of Chinese fashion label VanCamel slumped as much as 22 per cent, textile maker ... and clothing, plans to list in Frankfurt on September 29. Cologne-based Ultrasonic, a holding company for a group that is mainly active in China, said it is discussing with banks and investors whether ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    'This eye shadow was tested on rabbits': call for mandatory labelling on cosmetics

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Patsy Moy, Ernest Kao

    ... Patsy Moy and Ernest Kao Call for mandatory labelling on cosmetics so shoppers can tell which products have been tested on animals and which are cruelty-free 'This eye shadow was tested on rabbits' Animal-welfare advocates are pressing for mandatory labelling to allow customers to easily identify which cosmetics have been tested on animals. The call comes as some ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In tackling shadow banking, China needs to pick a small target first

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 08:57am by Edward Anhua Ding

    ... Edward Anhua Ding China’s “shadow banks” have been one of the hottest topics in the financial press lately. Bank of China chairman Xiao Gang, who according to recent rumours would likely take over as China’s top banking regulator soon, has called for tighter regulation. Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan has also expressed his concern. Hand-wringing over shadow banking ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must come clean on capital transfers abroad

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... banking syndicates in Guangdong and elsewhere that can move money very quickly. The government should crack down on abuse of capital controls, whether through shadow banking or official ... markets, especially for property, which suggests investors must be circumventing the regulations. Indeed a recent report by state broadcaster CCTV accused the Bank of China, one ...

  9. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    China's bad loans threaten to bring down world economy

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Bloomberg

    ... the central bank to drain credit and clamp down on the shadow-banking monster. Alas, China shows no signs of engineering such a purge. Healthy growth depends on a functioning and stable banking ... William Pesek The longer China waits to create a functioning and stable banking system, the more it courts the kind of 'lost decade' suffered by Japan China's bad loans ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Six years on, we still haven't learned the real lessons from Lehman collapse

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:01pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... the right medicine was given after 2008. The mainstream diagnosis was that the problem lay in excess credit and there was a need to control banks and shadow banks through more regulation ... under crisis conditions, we need to stimulate the economy and control bankers. But in controlling the bankers, why have banks spent more than US$100 billion so far in legal settlements, ...




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