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Supply Side Reforms Will Push Chinese Deficit to Record High in 2017

The latest data from the Ministry of Finance indicates that China has just posted its first Q1 fiscal deficit since the turn of the decade as the government accelerates spending...

Leading Professor Calls for China’s State-owned Enterprises to Pull Back

A leading professor from one of China's top business schools has called for the government to dial down the economic role of state-owned enterprises in order...

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...

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...

Deutsche Bank Upgrades 2017 GDP Growth Projection to 6.7%

Deutsche Bank has raised its 2017 growth projection for China following release of Q1 data by the Chinese central bank. Data released by China's National...

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...

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...

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...

Fewer Migrant Workers as More Rural Chinese Opt for Jobs at Home

Growth in the number of migrant workers in China has dropped to anaemic levels in the first quarter of 2017, as an increasing number of rural...

Economists See China Entering L-shaped Recovery After Rail Freight Surge

Following a recent surge in China's railway freight volumes, economic experts expect the country to plateau its way into L-shaped growth recovery. The latest data from China Railway indicates...

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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...