Latest articles from China

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Jiang Jianqing: ICBC embracing new Chinese landscape

July 1, 2015

Jiang Jianqing, the chairman of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, explains how the largest bank in the world in capital, profits and assets is dealing with China’s economic slowdown, structural reforms and new privately owned, tech-savvy entrants in the banking sector.

Top Chinese banks remodel to tackle the 'new normal'

July 1, 2015

China's economic growth is slowing and its banking sector is having to adapt to new policies aimed at bringing the market closer to the final reform of liberalising interest rates. Even the largest banks in the country have had to reconsider their strategies to face this evolving environment. How will they reinvent themselves? Stefania Palma reports.

Beyond the big four: Bank of Nanjing and China Zheshang Bank

July 1, 2015

The problems facing China's small, province-focused banks – the country's economic slowdown, deteriorating asset quality, increasing costs – are much the same as those facing the 'big four'. However, smaller banks are also having to contend with enormous debt problems run up by their provinces. Stefania Palma looks at how two of them – Bank of Nanjing and China Zheshang Bank – are faring.

Postal Savings Bank of China grows from strength to strength

Postal Savings Bank of China grows from strength to strength

July 1, 2015

The Postal Savings Bank of China has already stunned the market with its remarkable ascent since its establishment in 2007. Now, talks of an initial public offering, sustained growth and diversification of its business are making the bank's extraordinary rise even more impressive. Stefania Palma explores these new developments.

Shanghai tops Chinese ranking of finance centres for inward FDI

July 1, 2015

Shanghai is China’s biggest international financial centre in terms of inflows of foreign direct investment, while Beijing tops the table for outflows.

Tough at the top for China

July 1, 2015

China's rise to the economic ascent will not be without its hiccups, as the country must negotiate the transition from an investment- to a consumption-driven economic model and put its local government expenditures into check.

Top 1000 World Banks – China’s banks show no signs of slowdown

June 29, 2015

ICBC, China Construction Bank, Bank of China and Agricultural Bank of China are top 10 global lenders and continue to dominate the country listing.

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: China’s superpower vehicle or a harmonious Asian programme?

April 27, 2015

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has the potential to reallocate both Chinese and Western savings into projects that will boost the global economy and satisfy China's aspirations for a leadership role.

Chinas new tech savvy banks

China's new tech-savvy banks: how private lenders could threaten the status quo

April 1, 2015

The banking licences being granted to private companies in China look set to shake up the country's financial sector, with its 'big four' lenders coming under pressure from tech-savvy newcomers with a strong customer network, such as Alibaba and Tencent.

Is private banking shifting from Switzerland to Hong Kong and Singapore

Is private banking shifting from Switzerland to Hong Kong and Singapore?

February 2, 2015

As the wealth of Asia-Pacific's high-net-worth individuals continues to swell, so too does the size and reputation of the region's private banking industry. This is leading to speculation about whether its two main hubs – Singapore and Hong Kong – may be growing to such status that one day they will replace Switzerland as the global private banking capital. 

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