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Real Estate Bond Repayments on Track to Hit Record High in 2018

A new report from Haitong Securities warns that an unprecedented volume of Chinese real estate sector debt is set to mature in 2018 and...

Central Bank Suspends OMO for 5th Straight Day, Drains 210bn in Liquidity

The People's Bank of China refrained from conducting open market operations for a fifth consecutive trading day on Wednesday, leading to a net liquidity...

PBOC Warns of Asset Bubble “Landslide Dam” in Chinese Economy

Yi Gang (易纲) vice-governor of the People's Bank of China, has outlined the chief concerns and challenges for the Chinese central bank in 2018...

State Planning Official Forecasts 6.5 – 6.8% GDP Growth for 2018

A vice-secretary from China's National Development and Reform Commission has made a  GDP growth forecast of 6.5 - 6.8% for 2018. In article written for...

A Dozen Chinese Banks Hit with Over USD$46mn in Fines for Bill Fraud

12 Chinese banks have incurred fines worth a total of 295 million (approx. USD$46.2 million) for their involvement in a bill fraud case in...

Can Low Household Debt Contain Chinese Real Estate Prices?

While Chinese households continue to bear a comparatively modest share of national debt, their high savings levels continue to drive up prices in the...

Banking Regulator Stresses Chinese Communist Party’s Role in Curbing Corruption

The head of China's banking authority has heavily emphasised the role of the Chinese Communist Party in curbing corruption amongst regulators at a full...

Will Shadow Banking Crackdown Trigger Local Government Bond Defaults?

Beijing's ongoing crackdown on the shadow banking sector is triggering concerns about the ability of local governments financing vehicles to service their debts, with...

China Mulls Merger Between Banking and Insurance Regulators

The Chinese central government is considering a merger between the country's banking and insurance authorities, as part of efforts to tighten and improve the...

China Allows Banks to Support Debt Equity Swaps Via Private Equity Funds

Beijing has given the green-light to banks establishing private equity funds to support the debt-equity swap schemes designed bring succour to heavily indebted state-owned...

Liquidity Unleashed by Targeted Reserve Cuts Will Fall Short of Forecasts: PBOC

The official news publication of the Chinese central bank says the volume of liquidity generated by targeted reserve ratio reductions launched on 25th January...

Shadow Banking Growth Expected to Ease Under Regulatory Pressure: S&P

A new report from S&P Global Ratings sees Chinese regulators further intensifying their crackdown on the shadow banking sector in 2018. According to the report...

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Chinese Central Bank Helps Crack Cross-border Gambling Case Involving Tether Stablecoin

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has just helped local authorities in the Guangdong province city of Huizhou to crack a cross-border...

Chinese Central Bank’s Digital Currency Research Institute Enters Strategic Cooperation with China’s Rural Credit Clearing Centre

The Digital Currency Research Institute of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) has entered a strategic cooperative agreement with the Rural Credit...

Chinese Housing Prices Enter the “10,000 Yuan Era”

Domestic analysts say that the Chinese housing market has just seen average prices rise permanently above the threshold of 10,000 yuan (approx....

NDRC Is “Confident” Chinese Economy Will Meet Annual Targets for 2020, Says Employment Has Risen Nearly 9M Since Start of Year

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) says it is confident that the Chinese economy will satisfy the full-year targets set by...