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Medium-to-Long Term Credit Bounce in June Bodes Well for China’s Real Economy

Medium-to-long term lending to enterprise as well as homebuyers saw a rebound in June, boding well for the health of China's real economy and...

Is It Too Late for Banking Reform to Save China From Economic Collapse?

Political consultancy Global Risk Insights asks whether it's too late for reform of China's banking sector to save the country from economic catastrophe. In an...

Historic Low in M2 Growth Could be a “New Normal” for China

A slowdown in off-balance sheet lending by commercial banks has dragged growth in the M2 money supply to historically low levels. Data released by the...

Standard & Poor’s Questions Whether China’s Deleveraging Can Tame Financial Risk

China's ongoing deleverage campaign confronts "significant obstacles" as a result of conflicting policy imperatives, according to a new report from Standard & Poor's. In a...

China’s Central Bank Turns Spigot Back on After 12 Day Absence

The People's Bank of China has resumed open market operations to offset a wave of maturing repo agreements following a 12 day spell of...

Yu Yongding Asks If Deleveraging Will Derail Chinese Economy

One of China's leading economists and monetary policy experts asks if China's heavy-handed deleveraging drive is fully justified, and whether or not it could...

Foreign Reserve Growth Dwindles to Thinnest Margin Since Feb

China's foreign reserves growth has narrowed to its lowest level since reversing seven-months of consecutive decline in February, due to seasonal factors and a fall...

Zhou Xiaochuan Commits to Stable Neutral Monetary Policy in Second Half of 2017

Zhou Xiaochuan has said that the Chinese central bank will remain committed to stable, neutral monetary policy in the second half of 2017. In speech...

Channel Financing Surges in Tandem with China’s Asset Management Boom

Surging growth in China's asset management market has given the shadow banking sector ample opportunity to engage in "channel financing," prompting regulators to push...

Bank Off-balance Sheet Assets Outstrip On-balance Sheet at over 253tn Yuan

The latest "Financial Stability Report" released by the Chinese central bank indicates that off-balance sheet activity by country's banks continues to grow, despite the...

How Will Bond Connect Shift Chinese Central Bank’s Policy Settings?

The launch of China's Bond Connect program could have a profound impact on multiple facets of Chinese monetary policy by giving overseas investors access...

China’s Central Bank to Keep Monetary Policy Steady

The People's Bank of China has announced that it will hold the course of prudent neutral monetary policy, while making recourse to a range...

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Leading Chinese Finance Official Calls for Conversion of Hidden Debt into “Statutory Debt” via Bond Issues

A leading Chinese finance official has flagged the possibility of converting some "hidden" local government debt into "lawful" or "statutory" debt, following...

Bank of Communications Underwrites New Bonds for Revitalization of China’s Rural Areas

Big state-owned lender Bank of Communications (BOCOM) has become the first Chinese bank to underwrite a new debt instrument designed to channel...

China’s Open-ended Mutual Funds Market Takes First Place in Asia at $2.81 Trillion, Fifth Place Globally

China's open-ended mutual funds market has emerged as the largest in the Asia-Pacific following a sharp rise in the popularity of the...

Chinese Investors Can Now Buy Government Savings Bonds Using Their Mobile Phones

The Chinese government has made it possible for domestic investors to subscribe for government bonds via mobile banking apps.