Agricultural Bank of China is one of the big four state-owned commercial banks in the People's Republic of China. The other three are Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank and Bank of China. The Agricultural Bank of China was founded in 1951 and is based in Beijing.
Banks will cut rates on 16 trillion yuan (US$2.2 trillion) of existing first-home loans, helping households save up to 109 billion yuan in interest, ANZ says. The cut will have a tangible impact on profit margins.
One of China’s biggest banks has issued a warning about slimmer net interest margins even as it reported a higher-than-expected interim profit, as the world’s second-largest economy grapples with slowing growth and a property crisis.
Analysts say Pan Gongsheng’s many years of experience at the People’s Bank of China give him a critically important vantage point from which to tackle financial risks and shore up economic growth.
The Securities Times, owned by the People’s Daily, pushed back against a report by Goldman Sachs that prompted a sell-off of some of the nation’s major state-backed banks.
Investors have been snapping up Chinese banking stocks at a pace not seen since the 2015 market bubble in the hopes that lenders’ profit growth will accelerate and government-led drives to boost valuations and improve efficiency at SOEs will underpin sentiment.
China’s megabanks are planning at least 40 billion yuan (US$5.8 billion) of bond sales, kicking off a major funding push to comply with global capital requirements by early 2025.
The 62-year-old was abruptly removed from his post as chairman and party chief at the leading state-owned lender in February.
After the PBOC and the CBIRC officially confirmed a 16-point rescue plan for the real estate sector on Wednesday, banks have been rushing to offer financing support for several struggling companies.
ICBC, the world’s largest bank by assets, sees more challenges ahead in staving off the impact of China’s strict zero-Covid measures on its loan quality.
China’s US$52 trillion banking industry is being closely scrutinised by investors as the country’s rolling Covid-19 lockdowns and a deepening property crisis is slowing economic growth.
Struggling to find enough clients, banks have been swapping bills with each other just so they can meet regulatory requirements for corporate lending.
Chinese state-owned banks are likely to deliver single-digital growth in first-quarter net profits when they report their results on Friday, but the outlook for the rest of the year is less clear.
Dividend payments by onshore Chinese companies likely to exceed 1 trillion yuan for financial year 2021 for the first time, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Leading state-controlled banks are likely to report earnings growth of between 8 and 15 per cent for 2021, according to analysts’ estimates.
Chinese banks exited the third quarter with marginal improvement in bad loan ratios. Lending to developers may still become troublesome as Evergrande and distressed peers struggle to repay.
HKMA allows 16 banks to sell products in Hong Kong and the mainland, while three can only sell to Greater Bay Area residents via the southbound route.
Ping An Insurance joined the list of top 10 most admired companies for the first time in a ranking based on public perception. Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML knocked Apple off its perch.
Analysts expect Chinese lenders to post an average 23 per cent profit growth for the second quarter, as the economic rebound from Covid-19 has eased the burden of soured loan provisions.
Contingency planning has been a requirement for China’s biggest financial institutions for a decade now.
China’s banking regulator has warned the country’s smaller banks against rushing to grow their property sector loans after a cap on lending by big banks to the highly leveraged industry showed some initial success.
Chinese authorities, anxious to maintain social stability during the centenary year of the ruling Communist Party, are rushing to keep the lid on housing prices and other political hot button issues. Last month, China’s home prices soared by 0.5 per cent across 70 cities tracked by the statistics bureau, at a pace that exceeded the previous month.
Top Chinese banks report first-quarter profit growth in line with analysts’ expectations while exceeding the mainland’s industry average of a 1.5 per cent profit increase.
China’s US$13.6 billion National Green Development Fund takes a step closer towards deploying capital to fund climate-friendly projects.
Chinese lenders closed 1,300 branches in 2020, and the trend has continued into this year amid rising costs and growing mobile banking popularity
Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China beat analysts estimates with profit increases, thanks to a strong fourth-quarter rebound.
Guo Shuqing, chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, says it is ‘inevitable’ the number of bad loans will rise this year due to the pandemic.
Positive results at China’s mid-sized lenders have bucked the trend, because net profit for the banking industry as a whole, based on preliminary data, is expected to drop for the whole of 2020.
The task of cleaning up dud loans has taken on added urgency as China’s financial system must brace for a record wave of bond defaults and slumping corporate earnings, as the coronavirus pandemic weigh on consumption and crimps economic growth.
Chinese banks reported green shoots of retail loans business recovery, as credit card borrowers’ repayment ability improved amid rebounding economy.