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China’s banks look to find a capital balance

July 1, 2019

Even with high levels of capital, Chinese banks are exploring new ways to raise funds to meet domestic and international regulations. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Slowing growth in China cannot prevent banks' global dominance

July 1, 2019

China’s big four state banks take the top four spots in the Top 1000 again, with their Tier 1 capital growing between 2.46% and 11.37% on last year's results. 

How has the US-China trade war affected financial services FDI?

June 3, 2019

US investment into mainland China has all but dried up as the trade war heats up. 

China pollution teaser

Is China leading the global green charge?

March 18, 2019

Having announced a war on pollution, China is now carving out a role as an advocate for environmental policies and, more importantly, a source of green finance. But will stalling domestic growth dampen its newfound fervour? Adrienne Klasa reports.

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Chinese banks’ big tech threat

November 13, 2018

Investors have doubts about Chinese banks’ ability to withstand the competition in a market where tech companies have a solid grip, writes Brian Caplen.

Chinese banks’ profitability under pressure

November 1, 2018

Leading Chinese banks have healthy balance sheets and low costs yet their profitability compares unfavourably with Western counterparts.

FOCAC teaser

Is China’s finance bankrolling development – or debt?

October 1, 2018

China has become a major development financier to emerging markets via projects such as the Belt and Road Initiative. But some borrowers see unequal benefits in the deals, while the US is concerned by China’s growing influence. Adrienne Klasa reports.

Laos teaser

Will Belt and Road project derail Laos economy?

September 3, 2018

Concerns are growing that the Laos-China Railway project will bring more debt than local benefits.

China Agri teaser

China's largest lenders shrug off regulatory and trade obstacles

July 4, 2018

How are Chinese banks reacting to sustained regulatory tightening and potential new risks such as household debt growth and the Sino-US trade dispute? Stefania Palma reports.

China steel teaser

Can anything derail China's economic growth?

July 4, 2018

A downturn in China's economic growth has been 'imminent' for much of the past decade, according to many experts. However, the country keeps on posting impressive figures. Peter McGill looks at the possible impact of its current challenges, including US tariffs, ballooning debt and shadow banking.

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