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Bank Loans

Yuan loans down, recovery still on track

The amount of yuan-denominated new loans from mainland lenders was lower than expected in November, but analysts said the central bank's accommodative monetary policy remained unchanged and would keep the country's economy on track for recovery.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 3:37am

Capital rules put pressure on banks

Small lenders on the mainland are under pressure to boost their capital to meet strict capital adequacy rules which will take effect from January as scheduled, despite a delay in the United States.

14 Nov 2012 - 2:59am

Ask Melanie: Tax loans

What's the best way to cover my Hong Kong tax bills due in January and April? Should I get a tax loan as interest rates are low at the moment?

Let's tackle the second question first. The interest charged on an unsecured tax loan is higher than a mortgage, for example, where your property can be sold if you default.

12 Nov 2012 - 2:31am

Industrial Bank posts 41pc rise in earnings

The last three of the 16 mainland-listed lenders reported earnings for the third quarter that were mostly in line with market estimates.

1 Nov 2012 - 4:48am

World loses by not tapping women's potential

These statistics may surprise you. On average, only between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of women-owned businesses in the developing world have access to commercial bank loans, and women-owned businesses account for only 3 per cent of venture capital investments globally.

26 Oct 2012 - 2:10am

Mainland lenders to show robust profit

China's big lenders are expected to post healthy profit growth for the third quarter compared with a year earlier, but likely to show a sharp fall from the buoyant second quarter as the slowing mainland economy took its toll.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:53am

China's big four banks see slower lending

New loans extended by the mainland's 'big four' banks slowed last month but their shares held firm after state-owned investment unit Central Huijin announced that it would continue buying their stock.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:00am

Mainland bank loans on target to pass expectations this year

The value of loans made by China's banks this year looks set to exceed market expectations, given that borrowings grew more than anticipated last month.

12 Sep 2012 - 3:05am

Morning Clicks, August 27

Following China's establishment last month of a military garrison in the new city of Sansha, work to build infrastructure on the coral reefs has begun.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:05pm

China's Big Four banks boost new loans in 1st half August

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's top four banks extended 70 billion yuan ($11 billion) of new local-currency loans during the first half of August, up from 50 billion yuan in the same period a month earlier, an official newspaper reported on Monday.

20 Aug 2012 - 11:26am