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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.

China: words not deeds

August 1, 2007

China, the fastest developing country in the world, with a 10.7% gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2006, is a very indicative example.

The next stop for investment in public private partnerships

August 1, 2007

Bankers are looking at the BRIC countries to expand their business and to boost public private partnership portfolios. Which are the most appealing locations? Silvia Pavoni, John Rumsey, Ben Aris and Kala Rao report on the state of PPP development in Brazil, Russia, China and India .

Kazakh bank makes inroads into China

August 1, 2007

One emerging market bank on the move is Bank TuranAlem, which, as one of the largest private banks in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), is expanding overseas.

Too-big-to-ignore list is growing

August 1, 2007

Not every bank desires to be a global powerhouse but there are some markets that are TBTI (too big to ignore). Chief executives need to have a China strategy and an India strategy for sure but the TBTI list is growing faster than CEOs can keep up with.

China cuts out the middleman

August 1, 2007

By negotiating directly with Africa, China is changing the rules on commodity trading, writes Martyn Davies.

Mighty flotations switch leader podium placings

July 4, 2007

Following successful IPOs by ICBC and Bank of China in 2006, the two banks return to the gold and silver positions in this year’s listing. Terry Baker-Self reports.

China’s malaise is private equity’s gain

July 4, 2007

Is the private equity boom a result of the Asian savings glut? The Chinese current account surplus was $250bn in 2006 and is heading for $375bn this year. Foreign reserves hit $1200bn in the first three months of this year. This provides “a base level of liquidity being pumped out into the world”, says Charles Dumas, director of UK-based Lombard Street Research.

China builds up to a free market

July 2, 2007

A fast momentum of economic growth is providing the backdrop to new laws granting private property rights and an influx of real estate investment, as the country moves closer to liberalisation. Chris Webb reports.

China’s banking quadruplet comes to the fore

July 2, 2007

The big Chinese banks have burst into the top echelons of global banking and look set to stay. This year’s Top 1000 shows there are now two banks, ICBC and Bank of China, in the Top 10 world banks in seventh and ninth place, with China Construction Bank close behind in 14th place.

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