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  1. Workshop mulls plan for super watchdog

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... state-owned financial firms. But the struggle for power among the different regulatory bodies is likely to remain a stumbling block, dashing any hope of an imminent launch of a 'super ... The central leadership has been mulling the idea of fine-tuning the co-ordination mechanism in order to better manage state-owned financial institutions for years. The plan discussed at the conference ...

  2. Bankers reject Wen's criticism

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of many state-owned enterprises [SOEs]. We must listen to the government, which already gives us a lot of orders and guidelines.' Wen, echoing a prevailing sentiment, said the banks were ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao's tough talk about breaking the monopoly enjoyed by the nation's state-owned banks has rattled executives at those lenders. ...

  3. Depositors lament profits of doom

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... while inflation last year was running at 5.5 per cent. At the same time, SMEs have been caught in a credit crunch, partly because big state banks favour lending to state-owned enterprises, which are considered to have an implicit government guarantee and are therefore deemed less risky. The upshot is that it skews the allocation of capital and increases the clout of the state-owned enterprises ...

  4. State-sector profits nothing but a mirage

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Last week Beijing announced that profits at key state-owned enterprises, or SOEs, rebounded in March. Earnings were up 26 per cent compared with the same month last year, ... companies across China to compare the performance of state-owned enterprises with those of foreign-invested businesses and domestic private-sector companies. They noted that SOEs have tended ...

  5. Banks told to ensure lending for small firms

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... have warned that small businesses would be hit hard because banks preferred offering their lending quotas to large state-owned enterprises. 'Under tight monetary policy, banks have ... of business. Wang Zhaoxing, vice-chairman of China Banking Regulatory Commission, said the regulator had asked banks, including the big five state-owned commercial banks, to 'take care' ...

  6. Beating the slowdown by banking on S.O.E. reform

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Beijing's plan to restructure state-owned enterprises (SOEs) has created opportunities for investment bankers struggling for business in traditional ... there was an increasing demand for pre-acquisitions due diligence. 30% The share of the mainland's industrial and service sectors controlled by state-owned enterprises ...

  7. Small firms find mainland market tough

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The data underlined that the lion's share of mainland economic growth comes from government-directed fixed asset investment, with spending tilted towards bigger, state-owned enterprises, World ... and the rising value of the yuan against the US dollar, while also losing access to credit from state-owned banks. In an attempt to rein in soaring inflation, Beijing has moved to crimp the money supply ...

  8. China urges loans for SMEs

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... said CLSA China macro strategist Andy Rothman. The largely state-owned banking system has traditionally provided a steady stream of cheap credit to state-owned enterprises and large ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing China's banking regulator issued a directive yesterday urging banks to increase lending to small enterprises, which have been disproportionately affected ...

  9. Bank 'milling' scandal bound to be replayed again and again

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... of scheme was there in the '90s. The only difference is that small provincial or city banks have replaced the big boys,' said a former financial controller of a state-owned enterprise ... with deposit slips will be tightly controlled. That's what they did after the 'trusted loan' scandal in the late 1990s. State-owned enterprises, including some listed in Hong Kong, ...

  10. Regulator reins in lending to polluting firms

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng, Tom Miller

    ... management at HSBC China, said he welcomed the move but doubted it would have much impact. State-owned enterprises, which have traditionally relied on state banks for much of their funding, have the most to lose. A spokeswoman for state-owned Aluminum Corp of China, which was blacklisted this month for operating an unapproved alumina refinery in Shanxi province and exceeding waste-water ...




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