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A-share Banks Post Surge in Mortgage Lending

A cohort of over a dozen of China's A-share banks saw mortgage lending leap by nearly 50% on average last year. 13 of China's listed A-share banks made a total of...

Lending to Chinese Property Sector Expected to Cool

Following a spike in loans towards the end of last year lending towards the Chinese property sector is expected to cool in the near term. The...

NPL’s Rise Amongst China’s Commercial Banks

A new research report from Bank of China points to an uptick in non-performing loans (NPL's) amongst China's commercial banking players. The report released by Bank...

Bank of America expects BOC to Underperform

Bank of America sees Bank of China (03988) under performing the market, cutting its target price from HKD3.91 to 3.84. BoA notes that BOC's net profits rose by...

HSBC Maintains Buy Rating for BOC, Reduces Target Price

A new report from HSBC Securities maintains a buy rating for Hong Kong stocks of Bank of China (03988), with a reduced target price. HSBC...

China’s Big Four Banks Whittle Away at Their Branches

China's big four state-owned banks are paring back on their regional branches as part of efforts to cut down on costs. Last year Agricultural Bank of...

China Everbright Plans Direct Bank, IT Subsidiaries on Back of Profit Gain

China Everbright Bank has posted a modest gain in net profits for 2016. The 2016 annual report for China Everbright indicates that the bank saw a...

CCB’s NPL Rate Drops to 1.52%

China Construction Bank's 2016 annual report indicates a slight uptick in net profits as well as a marginal decrease in non-performing loans. According to the...

Leading State-owned Banks Slash Counter Staff by Nearly 60,000

The major state-owned players are leading a widespread trend to slashing counter staff within China's banking sector. Data from the the China Banking Association (中国银行业协会) indicates that...

Chinese Banks Plan Over 96bn Yuan in Preferred Issuances Abroads

Chinese banks are increasingly turning to overseas capital markets to raise funds, with a slew of preferred stock issuances set to hit Hong Kong in rapid succession. In just...

Bank of China Grabs Slew of Honours at Caixin Financial Awards

The Bank of China has taken out six top honours at a recent awards ceremony for the Chinese financial sector, dominating in the debt issuance...

China CITIC Credit Card Now Compensate for Flight Delays

China CITIC Bank has unveiled a new upgrade for its platinum credit card that will provide some form of compensation in the case of...

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Bank of Chengdu Launches New “Cloud Converted” Data Centre, Provides AI Customer Service in Sichuanese Dialect

Sichuanese province lender Bank of Chengdu has announced the launch of a new "cloud converted" data centre."

Bank of Communications Completes First Offshore Issuance of Perpetual Bond by a Chinese Bank

Big state-owned lender Bank of Communications (BOCOM) has become the first Chinese bank to issue perpetual bonds offshore.

Liu He Sheds Light on China’s Dual Circulation Development Strategy

One of China's senior-most economic policymakers has written an essay for the People's Daily that sheds light on the goals and priorities...

International Forecasters Upbeat on Chinese GDP Growth in 2020, 2021

Leading international forecasters anticipate comparatively robust growth for the Chinese economy in 2020 amidst the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.