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  1. Foreign pressure 'speeding yuan reform'

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... But People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan dismissed concerns that altering the yuan's exchange rate mechanism would hurt mainland exporters. Mr Zhou said a reform of the mainland's ... more slowly, in accordance with Beijing's original plan. 'I always think that pressure is not a bad thing,' said Mr Zhou at the Boao Forum for Asia yesterday. 'And it often ...

  2. Beijing expects 74pc fall in share-sale tax take

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Beijing forecast a 74 per cent yearly plunge in the stamp duty collected on share sales this year, reflecting continuing government wariness about the market outlook and that it might need to cut tax further to boost confidence. Despite a 16 per cent gain so far this year, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index, which closed at 2,128.85 points on Friday, has seen ...

  3. Minsheng Bank looks for overseas investors

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... China Minsheng Banking Corp, the country's first lender founded by private companies, is in talks to sell shares to strategic foreign investors, including banks, the chairman said. The bank is negotiating with companies from the United States and Eur ...

  4. Hard landing possible, warn ratings agencies

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing The mainland economy could suffer a 'hard landing' this year with a growth rate half its normal pace and face a rising risk of social unrest, international rating agencies warned yesterday. The expansion of the nation's gross domestic product could slow significantly to 6 per cent, less than half the 13 per cent rate that pushed the mainland ...

  5. Beijing orders checks on forex risk exposure

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou and Daniel Ren in Shanghai Beijing has asked financial institutions to submit monthly reports on their foreign currency assets and liabilities, reflecting growing concern about risk exposure to the global financial fallout. The new policy applies to both domestic and overseas institutions, including banks, brokerages and insurers. The required information will have ...

  6. Bank on politics to shape growth policy

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concerns the differing agendas of the principal ministries. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) under Zhou Xiaochuan is widely considered the strongest proponent of reining in the economy. ... that the most significant press briefing this year on the economy was held jointly at the National's People Congress by Mr Zhou and Mr Liu. Mr Zhou pointedly gave most of the chair to Mr Liu, ...

  7. Zhou rate talk fuels sell-off in stocks

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a 21/2-month low of 139 billion yuan. People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan told a conference of central bankers in Switzerland at the weekend that officials were worried about a stock ...

  8. BOC chief warns of second wave from global meltdown

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Nick Westra

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing and Nick Westra Rescue packages haven't fixed core problem, says Zhu Min A senior Bank of China executive warned yesterday of a second wave of financial turmoil and blamed rescue packages by governments around the world for failing to address the underlying problems of the global financial industry. The remarks are the bleakest picture ever painted ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Bank of China-CCTV drama may reveal power struggle in Beijing

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by George Chen

    ... the mainland's banking system. Even inside the central bank, it may not be the case that everyone really listens to top boss Zhou Xiaochuan's ideas. Zhou is known as a reformer who wants to make ...

  10. 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 introduction in early 2004,' Mr Zhou said after a speech at the annual dinner of the Hong Kong Association of Banks yesterday. ...




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