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Chengdu looks to establish itself as western China's financial hub

July 2, 2012

While the Chinese economy shows signs of slowing, growth in the western provinces is continuing unabated, making it a particularly attractive destination for financial institutions. A number of major cities are competing for this inward capital, but in the race to become western China's financial hub, the city of Chengdu has taken a clear lead.


Will the renminbi fill the euro gap?

July 2, 2012

With the future of the euro being called into question and many developed economies struggling to grow, transaction banks are looking to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the internationalisation of the renminbi.

The state of play: Chinas banks in 2012

The state of play: China's banks in 2012

July 2, 2012

China has been the story in global banking over the past decade. The Banker speaks to the CEOs and chairmen of the country's leading banks, and assesses their options as the growth of the national economy begins to slow.

China's march to global dominance continues

July 2, 2012

Four Chinese banks are now in the global top 10, with Industrial Commercial Bank of China making significant headway by moving into third position, pushing HSBC out of the top three.

Europe ready for arrival of the renminbi

July 2, 2012

As the Chinese authorities lift restrictions and open up the renminbi market stage by stage, the significance of what is unfolding has not gone unrecognised in Europe, and, according to a recent survey by The Banker, it is not only those already doing business with the country that are interested in the renminbi's development. As London takes steps to establish itself as an offshore renminbi financial centre, many are anxious to take advantage of the opportunities soon to be available.

Eastern presence keeps growing

July 2, 2012

The Banker's Top 1000 new entrants list is dominated by Asia-Pacific-based institutions, with the largest new entrant coming from South Korea and 13 Chinese institutions entering the rankings.

TEASER-Euro woes weigh heavily on Asia

Asia weighs euro impact as global economy rebalances

June 1, 2012

Delegates at the annual Asian Development Bank meeting in Manila had their attention firmly focused upon another continent – Europe – and what the economic problems in the region may pose for its trade and financial activity in Asia. 

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China drives base metal growth

June 1, 2012

The metals brokerage market is consolidating as regulatory costs rise, but the growth of Asian demand means this is still a valuable business for those with the right scale and organisation.

Ethanol shakes up the energy mix

May 28, 2012

With oil prices rising ever higher, interest in ethanol as a green fuel is growing, with the world's largest economies – Brazil, China and the US – already involved in production.

Singapore and Hong Kong top Asia IFC FDI ranking

Singapore and Hong Kong fight off Asian FDI rivals

May 1, 2012

Singapore and Hong Kong continue to attract the highest levels of foreign direct investment among Asian international finance centres. But there is change afoot elsewhere, with increasing levels of investment in Beijing causing it to replace Shanghai as the third most attractive Asian IFC for FDI.

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