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Selective expansion

February 4, 2008

Xiao Gang, chairman of Bank of China, talks to Stephen Timewell about the bank’s domestic and international strategy for the coming year.

If you can’t beat them, join them

February 4, 2008

Ruth Emery assesses the likelihood of a merger between the Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai stock exchanges.

China smooths the way for foreign banks

January 2, 2008

Foreign banks have taken advantage of recent deregulation and are setting up locally incorporated subsidiaries. But niggling restrictions remain, writes Michael Imeson.


January 2, 2008

Oliver Wyman highlights opportunities created by climate change while Celent assesses Chinese and Indian ATM markets.

Global shift as China looks overseas

December 1, 2007

China is beginning a march abroad with banks aiming to imitate the international prominence of the country’s manufacturing industry. Stephen Timewell reports.

Access to Asia

November 5, 2007

Hong Kong has emerged as the clear global financial centre in Asia, standing alongside London and New York. Mark Michelson examines the drivers behind the city’s success.

New champions, fresh insights

October 1, 2007

Debate on China’s future was fierce at the inaugural summer event of the World Economic Forum held in the Chinese city of Dalian. Stephen Timewell reports.

Opening China’s bank accounts

September 3, 2007

China’s banking sector will undergo a dramatic transformation by 2015, writes Bambang Moerwanto.

A big leap for a Chinese giant

September 3, 2007

ICBC chairman Jiang Jianqing talks to The Banker about the Chinese market, the bank’s recent growth and its long-term strategy to become an international player.

Payments industry gears up for games

August 1, 2007

Wendy Atkins reports on how payment card providers are preparing for the 2008 Beijing Olympics by ensuring that visitors can pay easily for all their needs.

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