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China: a drama that may not bring a crisis

China: a drama that may not bring a crisis

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.

A sustainable future

China’s banks look to sustainable future

As Chinese banks enter a new era of lower but more sustainable profit growth, they are increasingly eyeing new markets and models to maintain their upward trajectory.

Yi Gang

Central bank deputy governor looks to more balanced future

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.

The Postal Savings Bank of China

From out of nowhere: the Postal Savings Bank of China

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 unstoppable march of the renminbi

The unstoppable march of the renminbi

As the internationalisation of the renminbi continues at a break-neck pace, Stephen Timewell and Xenia Xie look at the opportunities this will open up for both domestic and foreign banks.

Top 1000 World Banks – China's banks go from strength to strength

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.

Top 1000 World Banks – Chinese banks dominate net interest income gains

When it comes to net interest income, Chinese banks dominate yet again in the 2014 Top 1000 World Banks ranking.

Top 1000 World Banks – China leads the efficiency league

Chinese banks dominate the top 50 in terms of the best cost-to-income ratios, while Australia is the best-performing developed market.

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect: a mutually beneficial arrangement

The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect will foster stock trading and capital flows between Hong Kong and mainland China, with numerous potential benefits for both sides. But competitors in the Asia-Pacific region are concerned it might eat into their market share. 

European IFCs compete for renminbi issuance

International finance centres in Europe are battling it out to become the leading destination for offshore renminbi issuers, with both Frankfurt and Luxembourg registering successes on this front in recent months.

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