Latest articles from China

Subtle implications of full market access

April 2, 2007

While China’s lifting of restrictions on the operation of international banks will not result in branches opening on every Chinese high street, it does present significant opportunities, says Stephen Green.

Securitisation makes headway

February 5, 2007

With the relevance of developing a securitisation market in China unclear and demand in doubt, a second batch of pilots is nevertheless in the offing. Samantha Lafferty reports.


February 5, 2007

IIF forecasts a fall in private capital inflows into emerging markets; the IMF assesses foreign influence on Chinese banking.

Building domestic asian bond markets

January 8, 2007

Regional co-operation through the Asian Bond Fund initiatives will make intermediation between savings and investment increasingly effective in the region, says Joseph Yam.

A foot in China’s door

January 8, 2007

Asia is just one of the regions where BBVA wants to grow its footprint. CEO Francisco González tells Karina Robinson what buying stakes in China’s CITIC banks will achieve.

Pivotal times in geopolitics

January 8, 2007

The impact of events in 1979 continues to reverberate in the changing balance of power between the West and the East. Christopher Coker considers the consequences as China’s influence is felt through the world.

Central Banker of the Year/Asia

January 8, 2007

Zhou Xiaochuan
Governor The People’s Bank of China

Liberalisation is not a free ride into China

January 8, 2007

Despite China opening up banking to foreigners, incomers will face difficult challenges to make an impact on such a gargantuan market.

Hong Kong market faith is still strong

November 6, 2006

The Hong Kong government is taking active steps to improve co-ordination of the development of its financial infrastructure with that of mainland China, writes Sir David Li.

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