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IMF Does Not Foresee Financial Crisis in China Anytime Soon

The IMF does not foresee a financial crisis in China or the Asia-Pacific region anytime soon, despite strong concern over soaring debt levels. Markus Rodlauer, IMF deputy director...

China’s Central Bank Backs Use of SDR’s for Domestic Debt

One of PBOC's senior-most officials has voiced strong support for the expand use of IMF's Special Drawing Rights in several areas, including for the issuance of...

PBOC Expands Injections as Overnight Rates Rise to Two Year High

Sustained gains in China's money market rates have prompted the central bank to lift net monetary injections to a three month high. The overnight Shanghai Interbank Offered Rate...

Central Bank Loosens Cross-border Restrictions to Boost RMB Internationalization

Thinning capital outflows and increasing exchange rate stability have paved the way for China's central bank to loosen recently introduced settlement restrictions. Chinese media reports that the People's...

Bank of China Expands Overseas Reach Via Silk Road Initiative

Xi Jinping's One Belt One Road initiative has emerged as key means for the Bank of China (BOC) to advance its overseas expansion plans. BOC endeavours to...

IMF Says China’s Breakneck Credit Growth Still a Risk

  The Global Financial Stability Report issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 19 April has expressed strong concerns about the risks associated with ongoing excessively rapid growth...

Joint Stock Banks Will Plunge into Debt for Equity Subsidiaries This Year

Industry observers expect China's joint-stock lenders to accelerate their establishment of debt-equity swap investment management subsidiaries in 2017. According to China Securities News the commercial banks...

New Details on China Minsheng 3bn Yuan Counterfeit Wealth Product Scandal

Further details have emerged in relation to the defrauding of high-end Beijing banking clients by the head of a China Minsheng branch who made use of...

Jiangxi Bank Lent 200bn Yuan to Fraudulent Borrowers

Jiangxi Bank has sustained heavy losses as a result of fraudulent loans taken with the provincial lender by multiple companies, capsizing hopes that it would emerge...

CBRC Crackdown Spurs Wave of Bond Redemptions

CBRC continues to step up its sweep of the banking sector, prompting a wave of outsourced redemptions amongst the big lenders. The China Banking Regulatory Commission has launched a...

Minsheng Branch Head Fleeces Premium Clients of 3bn Using Forgeries

The head of a local Beijing branch of China Minsheng Bank is under investigation for the allegedly defrauding over 150 high-net worth clients of up to...

China’s Central Bank Changes Liquidity Management Tools

The People's Bank of China just launched its sixth round of medium-term lending facilities (MLF) this year yet refrained from reverse repo operations, in what banking experts believe...

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China’s Loan Prime Rate Unchanged for 14th Consecutive Month in June

The benchmark rate for the Chinese banking sector has held steady for the 14th consecutive month in the month of June. 

Guangxi Rural Credit Society Becomes 14th Chinese Bank to Establish Fintech Subsidiary

A rural lender in the south-western province of Guangxi has become the latest banking sector financial institution in China to launch its...

Chinese Central Bank Calls for Greater Adoption of Legal Entity Identifiers as Part of Financial Digitisation and Opening

A senior official from the Chinese central bank has called for driving the increased used of global legal entity identifiers (LEI's) in...

CBIRC Seeks to Bring Major Shareholders in Chinese Banks and Insurers to Heel

China's top banking and insurance regulator has issued the draft version of new rules that seek to rein in the excesses of...