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Monthly Archives: February, 2018

China’s Outbound M&A’s Plunged in 2017, Yet Tech Buying Still Lively

Heightened regulatory pressure on outbound foreign investment led to a sharp plunge in the overseas acquisitions of Chinese companies in 2017. A recent report by...

Beijing Tells Insurance Sector Not to Covertly Fund Local Governments

China's insurance regulatory has cautioned the country's insurance funds against providing covert funding to local governments, amidst a crackdown on regional debt. Chen Wenhui, deputy...

HSBC Becomes First Global Bank to Remit Offshore Renminbi Back to China

Beijing is driving further internationalisation of the renminbi, with HSBC emerging as the first international bank to remit the currency back to China from...

Guo Shuqing the Right Choice for Central Bank Governor: William Pesek

Tokyo-based Bloomberg columnist William Pesek says current head of the Chinese banking regulator Guo Shuqing is the best choice to replace Zhou Xiaochuan as...

Rental Growth and Municipal Market Controls Still the Focus for Property Policy in 2018

Chinese state media says that efforts to grow the home rental market as well as contain housing price growth will be the key focal...

Central Bank Releases Q4 Monetary Policy Implementation Report

The People's Bank of China released its 2017 Q4 China Monetary Policy Implementation Report (2017年第四季度中国货币政策执行报告) on 14 February, 2018, just prior to the start...

PPP Bond Growth Could Trigger Systemic Financial Risk: Government Analyst

Beijing's efforts to curb "covert" increases in local government debt will put a squeeze on the issuance of bonds to fund public-private partnerships. The National...

Local Government Bond Issuance Expected to Remain Around 4 Trillion Yuan in 2018

Analysts expect heavy regulatory pressure to keep local government bond issuance at around 4 trillion yuan this year, roughly on par with the 2017...

Chinese Central Bank to Keep Liquidity on Even Keel After Lunar New Year

The Chinese central bank said it would use medium-term lending facilities to help to keep liquidity levels in the banking system steady after the...

Outbound Foreign Investment Posts 30% Leap in January

The latest data indicates that China's outbound foreign investment posted its third consecutive month of positive growth in January. Figures released by China's ministry of...

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Digital Renminbi to Integrate with Chinese Blockchain System “Chang’an Chain”

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) - being the Chinese central bank - plans to integrate the Digital Renminbi with a locally...

ByteDance Applies for Registration of “BytePay” Trademark

TikTok-owner ByteDance appears intent on expanding the range of online services and products it provides with its application to register aNOTHER payments-related...

China’s Banking Regulator Highlights Success of Risk Containment Efforts in 2020, Focal Points for Policy in 2021

The head of China's banking regulatory has touted the progress of effort to contain risk in the Chinese financial system, while also...

Shenzhen Launches China’s First Personal Bankruptcy System

The southern Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen has just launched China's first system for the application and processing of personal bankruptcies.