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Expect Limited Aftershocks for China’s Economy

Xinhua reports that the disastrous impact of the earthquake that struck Ya’an prefecture, Sichuan province on April 20 will likely have little lasting effect on China’s economy: “From what we have learnt from...

Gady Epstein: Chinese Credit

This is the cover story of Forbes Magazine on March 16, 2009: Anyone who thinks China has avoided the kind of creative financing that got the Western financial world in trouble surely hasn’t met Zhang Kaiyong, chairman of...

China’s Financial Industry Recruits Abroad

A visiting Chinese delegation of recruiters and representatives from more than 27 Chinese financial firms stopped in London, Chicago, and New York in an effort to upgrade their existing employee workforce by searching...

Open Markets Wider, Australia Urges China – Yu Ning and Daniel Seifert

From Two-year-old free trade talks between China and Australia have encountered some difficulties, particularly in areas of market access, Australia’s lead negotiator Ric Wells said in an August 13 interview. Wells, the point man in Beijing for the Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade Department , is urging China to follow his country’s lead by […]

China Near to Financial Futures – Jamil Anderlini

From Financial Times: China’s securities regulator is likely to grant the first licences to trade index-based futures within the next month. However, the long-delayed launch of the country’s first financial futures product is not expected before June and could even be pushed back until next year. The China Securities Regulatory Commission is under pressure from […]

China removes ban on initial public offerings – Janet Ong and Darren Boey

From Bloomberg News via the International Herald Tribune (link) China ended a yearlong ban on initial public offerings Thursday amid a rally that had made the Shanghai stock market the world’s best performer in the past month. The China Security Regulatory Commission, which said it would accept IPO applications beginning immediately, halted new share sales […]

China tops US and Europe in IPO size – Justine Lau

From the Financial Times (link) The average size of initial public offerings in greater China has overtaken levels in the US and Europe for the first time, mainly due to the number of Chinese companies launching multi-billion dollar IPOs in Hong Kong, according to PwC. The average amount raised by IPOs in Hong Kong, Shanghai, […]



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