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Consumer Finance Boom Results in Burgeoning Bad Debt

A boom in China's consumer finance sector has been accompanied by the steady climb of its bad debt levels. More and more lenders are vying for the enticing profits offered by China's consumer finance...

Bank of Communications Penalised Eight Times for Infractions in 2017

One of China's big five lenders has just incurred further censure from banking authorities for regulatory infractions, bringing the total number of penalties it's...

Interbank Lending Under Pressure from Chinese Banking Regulator

The China Banking Regulatory Commission hopes to rein in the use of negotiable certificates of deposit (NCD's) by banks to sidestep restrictions on interbank lending, as...

China’s Banking Regulator At a Loss to Explain Absence of Senior Official

The conspicuous absence of one of the China Banking Regulatory Commission's top officials has raised eyebrows in the Chinese press, given the recent ousting...

Big Five Banks Dominate Chinese Property Lending, NPL’s Under 1%

New data indicates that the overwhelming majority of China's home loans are held by the country's big five banks, and that their non-performing ratio is below 1%. 21st Century...

Beijing Flags Support for Private and Foreign Investment in New Joint-venture Banks

China's senior-most government bodies have flagged further support for the participation of private and foreign capital in the establishment of joint-venture banks in economic trial...

Bond Holdings Comprise Over 20% of All Assets at Key Chinese Banks

The bond holdings of leading Chinese lenders continue to grow unabated in terms of both volume and percentage of total assets, prompting intensified scrutiny from banking regulators. The...

Online Finance is Changing the Role of China’s Physical Banks

As mobile and online banking platforms surge in popularity, Chinese lenders are changing the nature and staff structure of their branch operations. China's leading banks are already abuzz with talk of...

CBRC Sets its Sights on Interbank Lending

China's banking regulator is taking aim at the use of the country's interbank lending market to engage in what it refers to as "regulatory arbitrage." Over the...

Zheshang Securities Accused of Losing Client 30mn Yuan on Share Speculation

An investor in the Jiangsu-province city of Changzhou has taken Zheshang Securities to court over losses worth 30 million yuan that were sustained under an investment advisory...

Leading Lenders Penalised over Foreign Exchange Infractions

A slew of China's leading banks have been implicated in foreign exchange infractions involving roughly USD$1.3 billion in funds over just the past several years. According to some...

M2 Year-on-Year Growth Expected to Hit 11.2% in March

On the eve of the release of key economic and financial data by China's central bank, economists foresee an expansion in the M2 money supply...

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Actually Used Foreign Investment in China Rises Nearly 40% in First Quarter, New Foreign Invested Enterprises up 47.8%

China has seen a surge in foreign investment in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, with...

China’s Q1 GDP Surges 18.3% YoY, Two Year Average Growth Rate at 5.0%

Chinese GDP in the first quarter of 2021 has seen a surge compared to the same period last year, given the low...

MLF Rates Remain Unchanged for 13th Consecutive Month as Chinese Monetary Policy Stresses Stability

The Chinese central bank's open market operations (OMO) have kept the rate for medium-term instruments unchanged for over a year, with analysts...

PBOC Reiterates Commitment to Anti-trust Enforcement in Chinese Payments Sector, Development of Cross-border Payments

The Chinese central bank has stressed its commitment to enforcing anti-trust measures in China's payment sector, as well as efforts to improve...