Latest articles from China

Capitalising on the Yangtze river

September 4, 2006

As was the case for the US in the 19th century, continued Chinese economic growth depends on it opening up its less developed western region. Much hinges on whether the transportation capabilities of the presently underutilised Yangtze river can be harnessed, says David Lammie.

China’s M&A misfortunes

September 4, 2006

In their first major mergers and acquisitions forays overseas, Chinese companies are being buffeted by Sinophobia and their own lack of nous. Sophie Roell looks at recent deals.

Beijing launch of Top 100 Chinese banks

July 3, 2006

On June 13, The Banker launched the Chinese version of its Top 100 Chinese Banks listing in a glittering ceremony at Beijing’s prestigious Chinese Political Consultative Conference Hall.

STANDARD & POOR’S REPORT: S&P Pursues Enhanced Global Comparison of Capital Ratios

July 3, 2006

S&P seeks more accurate comparison of capital adequacy while BCG advises foreigners on starting out in China.

China treads a risky path to growth

July 3, 2006

Growth powered by political motives is unsustainable and will lead to instability, warns Arthur Waldron.

Variant paths to eventual banking might

July 3, 2006

Banking in India and China has a long way to go to match global comparisons, but both countries will get there in the end.

Chinese banks step up drive for modernisation

June 5, 2006

For the first time ever, The Banker publishes a Top 100 banks in China listing, demonstrating the country’s growing financial sophistication.

US exchanges knock on China’s open door

May 2, 2006

US exchanges are taking advantage of improving relations with China and clinching significant business deals. Jim Kharouf reports.

Trader with rogues, or force for progress?

May 2, 2006

China is chasing energy and mineral resources in Africa, attracting criticism for its apparent willingness to deal with ‘despotic’ regimes. James Eedes examines whether this deepening relationship will prove a saviour or curse for the continent.

Winners and losers in the race to China

April 3, 2006

Chinese banking has become something of a gold rush. But some newcomers may be too optimistic about their prospects of hitting a rich seam. Kazuhiko Shimizu investigates.
The stampede of foreign investors into China’s state-owned banking sector has all the aspects of a 21st-century gold rush: expectations of lucrative returns, competition for the best niches and plenty of risk.

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