Guo Shuqing

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Monday, 27 May, 2013, 5:00am

China's new securities regulator must continue on path of market reform

Guo Shuqing. Photo: Reuters

Guo Shuqing's departure after 17 months in office at the China Securities Regulatory Commission is not good news for a securities market in need of overhaul. The various schemes he launched were aimed at long-term market reform, and their effects can only be felt after a few years of implementation.

28 Mar 2013 - 3:30am

Bank of China chief Xiao Gang is to head securities watchdog

Xiao Gang was applauded for his outspoken style after the recent scandals involving wealth management products.Photo: SCMP Pictures

Beijing has picked the chairman of the Bank of China, Xiao Gang, to replace Guo Shuqing as head of the mainland's securities regulator, at a time when massive reforms are being undertaken to revive the stock market.

BOC said in a statement late last night that Xiao had resigned.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chief regulator Guo Shuqing tipped as Shandong governor

Guo Shuqing

Guo is credited with a series of major reforms to revamp the country's arcane stock markets since he took office in late 2011. But the move is also being seen as a step towards grooming him for a more important position in the hierarchy in the future.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:24am 2 comments

CSRC chief assures fair deal for Hong Kong investors

Guo Shuqing. Photo: Simon Song

China Securities Regulatory Commission chief Guo Shuqing said residents of Hong Kong, Taiwan or Macau living on the mainland will enjoy equal treatment to mainlanders when they invest in the A-share market.

11 Mar 2013 - 4:29am

Top mainland bankers likely to stay on in jobs past retirement age

Zhou's vast experience likely to keep him in job. Photo: Reuters

In a departure from the usual game of musical chairs among China's political circle, People's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, and Guo Shuqing, head of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, are likely to stay on.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:43am

Stock market under Guo shows how politics clashes with reform

Guo Shuqing, chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission. Photo: Bloomberg

Hopes are riding high that China's new leaders will live up to their promises and press ahead with much-needed economic reforms.

But a look at the mainland's stock market and how it is regulated provides an object lesson in just how difficult implementing real reform can be.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:20am

Futures broker expected to mark restart of mainland IPO market

Guo Shuqing. Photo: Simon Song

Beijing will give priority to the first share listing application from a home-grown futures brokerage when it reopens the initial public offering market, in a further sign of the regulators' determination to bolster the market.

14 Jan 2013 - 7:20am

Tough tasks await next PBOC head

The next governor of the People's Bank of China is expected to implement a number of radical financial reforms. Photo: Reuters

The next governor of the People's Bank of China is likely to have got there by first becoming the head of one of the country's big state-owned lenders. His initial task? To curb the power of those very banks.

30 Nov 2012 - 3:35am

Regulator says more shares should be offered to China's pension fund

Governments should not own too many assets, says Guo Shuqing.

The mainland securities regulator yesterday called for up to half the shares of state-owned enterprises going public to be allocated to the nation's pension fund.

Central and local governments are now required to transfer 10 per cent of the initial public offering of such enterprises they control to the pension fund, which is a major institutional investor in China's stock market.

8 May 2015 - 9:46am

China’s PBOC chief search spurs focus on finance regulators

Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s likely search for a successor to Zhou Xiaochuan as central bank chief is spurring focus on the nation’s banking and securities regulators as the incoming Communist leadership overhauls top government positions.

27 Nov 2012 - 4:21pm

China's securities regulator set to open the gate on fundraising

The China Securities Regulatory Commission has been using the pace of IPO approvals as a tool to intervene in the volatile market. Photo: Reuters

The mainland securities regulator begins vetting a share sale application today following a one-month hiatus, raising investor fears of a torrent of initial public offerings that would further weigh on the sluggish market.

21 Nov 2012 - 2:32am

Markets keen to know names of men who will be in charge of economy

Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China

Markets are watching a handful of experienced bankers whose ascent though the party ranks this week makes them likely candidates for top jobs managing the world's second-largest economy for the next five years.

16 Nov 2012 - 2:30pm

Beware regulators who start to offer investment advice

In most markets, the dividing line between investment advisers and regulators is clear.

Advisers tell you what they think you should buy or sell. In return, they earn a fee, or more likely a commission, for their advice.

In contrast, it's the regulators' job to police the advisers and keep them on the straight and narrow.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:04pm

Big losses for more than a third of mainland investors, poll finds

More than one-third of mainland investors say they have lost at least 30 per cent of their equity investments in the first half of this year, an embarrassment for chief securities regulator Guo Shuqing.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am