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Industrial Bank Launches First 10bn Convertible Bond Fund

China's Industrial Bank Co. executed an agreement on 5 April for its largest ever bond conversion fund. Industrial Bank executed the Bond Share Conversion Fund...

Residential Property Loans Set to Ease in 2017

Senior figures from China's big four banks have flagged a marked easing in residential property loans this year after the sector went on a spree in 2016. Based on...

60% of China’s Leading Banks Make Forays into Financial Leasing

As part of efforts to find new profit growth points more than half of China's leading listed banks have made forays into financial leasing via the...

Growth in NPL’s Amongst China’s Big Four Banks Eases

China’s big four banks are pursuing concerted measures to reduce non-performing loans as economic expansion eases and profit growth slows down. The latest slew of...

People’s Bank of China Turns to Industrial and Commercial Authorities for Credit Information

The People's Bank of China is trialling the use of information provided by the government's industrial and commercial authorities to improve lending decisions in Hubei province. The...

What Does a Model Transition Mean for Chinese Banks?

The phrase "model transition" (转型) has been touted with increasing frequency  by the banking sector, appearing on dozens of occasions in each of the annual reports...

SAFE Says Foreign Debt Deleveraging Has Come to an End

Data from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) indicates that that China's full foreign debt balance was USD$1,420 billion as of the end...

Capital Adequacy Ratios Put Pressure on Listed Banks to Refinance

China's listed banks are turning to preferred stock issues to improve their capital asset ratios as regulators toughen up their adequacy tests. According to analysts as...

Online Lenders Will Tumble as Beijing Introduces Strict New Legislation

The introduction of strict new legislation governing online lending platforms in Beijing is expected to cull a large number of Internet financiers. A circular released by...

BOC’s Net Profits Attributable to Shareholders Falls for the First Time

Bank of China (BOC) has posted negative growth in net profits attributable to shareholders for the first time in its history. According to BOC's 2016...

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...

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Chinese Central Bank Launches Three Year Campaign to Support Small Business and Private Enterprise in Beijing

The People's Bank of China has launched a new campaign to drive financial inclusion for small businesses and private companies operating in...

Bank of Communications Teams up with JD.com on 20M Yuan Digital Renminbi Giveaway in Shanghai and Suzhou

Big state-owned lender Bank of Communications (BOCOM) will work with e-commerce giant JD.com on a new digital renminbi giveaway that will be...

Local Asset Management Companies Set for New Rules to Address Regulatory Gaps

Chinese financial authorities are preparing new rules for the country's 58 local asset management companies (AMC), in order to address a lack...

ICBC Teams up with Chinese Chamber of Commerce to Drive Micro-loans

ICBC is one of six banks to team up with the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) to drive micro-lending to...