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.
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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.
Many analysts in the West are predicting the worst for China’s economy, pointing to a slowdown in growth and claiming a meltdown is on its way. However, as Stephen Timewell discovers, the mood within the country is more prosaic, with the feeling being that the economy is simply maturing to a level that will make its growth more sustainable.
The deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China, Yi Gang, sees positives in the slowing of China’s economy, and is looking to a healthier, more sustainable future for the country’s financial sector.
Over the past seven years, the Postal Savings Bank of China has emerged out of nowhere to establish the largest banking network in the world. Stephen Timewell assesses its meteoric rise.
The growth story of Chinese banks continues unabated, with the country's big four strengthening their positions and its second-tier lenders also performing strongly.
When it comes to net interest income, Chinese banks dominate yet again in the 2014 Top 1000 World Banks ranking.
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