A clerk counting 100 yuan banknotes at a branch of a foreign bank in Beijing, on January 4, 2016. Photo: REUTERS

Good times may soon be over for China’s banks as interest margins are squeezed in the fourth quarter by rising competition for deposits

  • Profit growth of Chinese banks for third quarter met expectation, still analysts worry a protracted war on deposit could bite into banks’ margin this year
  • US-China trade war did little harm to banks’ loan quality, as non performing loan ratio improves for most banks
Topic |   Banking & Finance

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A clerk counting 100 yuan banknotes at a branch of a foreign bank in Beijing, on January 4, 2016. Photo: REUTERS
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