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Chinese Central Bank’s Credit Reference Center Amasses Data on over 1.1 Billion People

The Credit Reference Center (CRC) of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) says it has amassed credit information on more than one...

China Issued USD$8.87 Trillion in Bonds in 2020 for YoY rise of over 26%: PBOC

The latest data from the Chinese central bank points to a marked rise in bond issuance in 2020 amidst the peak of...

Beijing, Guangdong, Shanghai All Stress Digital Renminbi, Financial Opening in 2021 Government Work Reports

Several of China's biggest regional economies have outlined plans to accelerate digital renminbi trials and financial opening measures in their government work...

Chinese Central Bank Chief Flags Possibility of “Good Results” for Relaunch of Ant Group IPO

The head of the Chinese central bank has flagged the possibility that Jack Ma's Ant Group could still launch a successful IPO...

Virtual Lender ZA Bank Obtains Insurance Agency License in Hong Kong

One of Hong Kong's first virtual lenders has just obtained a license to also operate as a virtual insurance agency less than...

Automaker Geely Establishes Fintech Investment Vehicle

Privately held automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (浙江吉利控股集团有限公司) is seeking to expand its presence in the fintech sector with the launch of...

Bank of Chongqing IPO Brings China’s Listed A-share Lenders to 38 in Total

China has just seen the ranks of its listed A-share lenders expand to 38 with the initial public offering (IPO) on the...

China’s Insurance Regulator Issues New Requirements for Solvency Levels

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has issued a new directive on measures to address the solvency levels of insurance...

Chinese Central Bank Unveils Anti-Trust Measures Permitting Break up of Third-Party Payments Platforms

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) will have the power to recommend the dismantling of third party payments platforms under new measures...

China’s Loan Prime Rate Unchanged for Nine Straight Months in January

Chi­na’s loan prime rate (LPR) has re­mained un­changed for the ninth consecutive month in January 2021.

China’s Financial Sector Saw Added Value Gain of 7% in 2020 to Hit USD$1.3 Trillion

The Chinese financial sector saw a sizeable improvement in its performance in 2020 despite the adverse economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic....

PBOC Says Enterprise Interest Rates Fell to Five Year Low in 2020, Hails 1.5 Trillion Yuan “Profit Sacrifice” by Chinese Banks

The Chinese central bank has touted the success of efforts to reduce financing costs for businesses in 2020 during efforts to mitigate...

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Chinese Grain Production Rises 0.9% in 2020 to 669.49 Million Tonnes

Grain production in China edged higher in 2020 despite the adverse economic impact of COVID-19.

Average Disposable Incomes in China Rise 4.7% in 2020 Despite Impact of COVID-19

Official data points to a sizeable rise in disposable incomes in China last year despite the adverse economic impacts of the COVID-19...

ByteDance Shuffles Senior Execs at Toutiao and TikTok

TikTok-owner ByteDance has made adjustments to key executives at the helm of its leading social media and news content platforms.

Bank of China Appointed Liu Jin, Former Head of China Everbright Bank, as President

Bank of China (BOC) has announced the appointment of a veteran of China's state-owned and joint-stock banking sector to the position of...