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Hong Kong retains competitive advantage

Hong Kong retains competitive advantage

Hong Kong’s banks are unfazed by the student protests that have captured the world’s attention. Bankers remain upbeat about prospects for the continuing internationalisation of the renminbi, the maturing dim sum market and Hong Kong’s inclusion in China’s growth plans. 

Anson Chan

Why Hong Kong must fight for its democratic rights

Former chief secretary of Hong Kong, Anson Chan, tells Stefania Palma about the difficulties facing pan-democratic parties in Hong Kong, and defends the city-state's political protesters, saying that universal suffrage is long overdue.

The offshore renminbi bond market's road to sophistication

Despite the plunge in the value of the renminbi earlier this year and growing concerns over China's long-term growth, the offshore renminbi bond market shows no signs of slowing down. Issuance volumes continue increasing annually, but most importantly the market is becoming more sophisticated.

Renminbi goes global

Renminbi internationalisation: the next phase

Despite some volatility the currency’s internationalisation continues apace, with trading links, a free-trade zone and the introduction of a payments superhighway all facilitating its usage. 

Offshore renminbi clearing centres on the rise

Offshore renminbi clearing centres on the rise

With competition for offshore renminbi business heating up, London and Singapore are both establishing themselves as strong competitors to Hong Kong’s lead, as is the US, which has huge potential for development. 

Will CIPS soothe renminbi payment headaches?

The Chinese government and the People’s Bank of China are yet to disclose the formal details concerning China’s International Payment Platform, but there is little doubt that the new system will fundamentally change the renminbi clearing market as well as the future of offshore renminbi hubs.

JPMorgan Team of the Month October

JP Morgan's express recipe for takeaway pizza

JP Morgan provided Chinese private equity fund Hony with advice on its first foray into the UK market and a financing package that did not rely on Chinese banks, to become preferred bidder for the Pizza Express restaurant chain.

China trades up

China raises its trade status

Spurred by strong domestic growth, China is repositioning itself on the global trade map, with its exporters moving up the value chain and its share of global exports and imports steadily rising.

China trade

China's journey from 'factory' to 'mega-trader'

China's trade relationship with the rest of the world is changing, as it sheds its 'factory' status and becomes a vital trade partner to every global region. James King assesses this journey.

China prime time for trade finance

China's prime time for trade finance

With heavy state involvement and the occasional scandal, China’s trade finance sector may not be perfect. But significant change is under way as government policies facilitate growth and diversification in the country’s industry and financial sector. 

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