Popular English-language media are never shy to point out distressing signs concerning...
May 6, 2016
Looking at Xi Jinping’s steady tightening of control over the media and long-running...
Apr 4, 2014
Joseph Stiglitz at The Guardian (via Project Syndicate) argues that China’s reformers could...
Feb 3, 2014
Bloomberg reports that a key measure of Chinese manufacturing output fell to a six-month low in...
Jul 4, 2010
According to Premier Wen Jiabao, China’s “domestic and global economic environment is extremely complicated.” From the Wall Street Journal: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday the country’s economic...
Jan 6, 2010
Ronnie Chan, a Hong Kong based businessman and former head of Enron’s audit committee published an OP-ED on Financial Times: While the world debates the future of its financial system, global rebalancing or even power...
Oct 7, 2008
Written by Wu Xiaoling, vice chairwoman of the Financial and Economic Committee of the National People’s Congress, from Caijing Magazine: Thirty years of economic reform set a course for the enormous achievements now...
Oct 25, 2006
From Associated Press via The Wall Street Journal: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and General Electric Co.’s finance arm are joining the race for a share of China’s growing consumer-credit market by launching their own credit card this week, a Wal-Mart spokesman said Tuesday. The card is to be formally launched on Friday but the companies began […]
Oct 8, 2006
From Bloomberg News Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd., the nation’s biggest by assets, plans to raise as much as $19.1 billion in the world’s largest initial public offering, four people involved in the sale said. Beijing-based ICBC plans to offer 35.4 billion shares at HK$2.56 to HK$3.07 apiece, said the people, who declined […]
Sep 16, 2006
From The Wall Street Journal: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer in terms of sales, will announce the launch of its first credit card in China today in conjunction with China’s Bank of Communications, according to Wal-Mart and bank officials. The venture is likely the first credit card issued by a foreign retailer, analysts […]
Aug 17, 2006
From Bloomberg: Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. plans to offer credit cards next year, becoming the first insurer in China to diversify into an industry forecast to expand more than tenfold by 2010. Ping An will issue credit cards “as soon as possible,” Chief Operating Officer Louis Cheung said in an interview in Hong Kong […]
Aug 10, 2006
From AFX via Forbes.com: The China Securities Regulatory Commission is considering a slowdown or de facto suspension of approvals for initial public offerings and other issues, amid concern about the glut of offers on the market following the lifting of the previous IPO ban, the South China Morning Post reported. The report added the previous […]
Aug 3, 2006
From Bloomberg: Chen Shide is beating all mutual funds investing in China by buying shares of Shanxi Xinghuacun Fen Wine Factory Co. and Yantai Changyu Pioneer Wine Co., which are benefiting from growing personal incomes. Chen’s 1.69 billion yuan ($212 million) Guangfa Small Cap Growth Equity Fund has returned 101 percent over the past 12 […]
Jul 20, 2006
From Washington Post China’s government Wednesday approved plans by the country’s largest bank, the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, to raise $14 billion or more in one of the largest stock offerings ever. Never mind that Chairman Mao’s visage remains on all the money or that the country remains ruled by a Communist Party […]
Jul 19, 2006
From Bloomberg: Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, the nation’s largest lender, received regulatory approval for a public share sale, paving the way for the lender to be the first company to sell shares simultaneously in Hong Kong and Shanghai. State-owned Industrial & Commercial may raise between $10 billion and $12 billion in its Hong […]
Jul 13, 2006
From Bloomberg News via the International Herald Tribune: China will allow futures brokers to trade overseas and establish investment funds to spur development of its capital markets and unlock more of the nation’s 15.4 trillion yuan, or $1.9 trillion, of household savings. The new regulations will take effect before the end of the year, Yang […]
Jun 28, 2006
From AFX via Forbes.com: China’s state council, the country’s cabinet, is planning a key meeting later this year to set a fresh agenda for the overhaul of its financial system, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a government official. The meeting could yield changes for China’s most troubled banks and usher in new programs to […]
Jun 20, 2006
From Bloomberg News: UBS AG, Europe’s biggest bank, cleared a key hurdle in its bid to establish the first Chinese brokerage managed by an overseas securities firm, a China Securities Regulatory Commission document shows. Beijing Guoxiang Asset Management Co. and Jianyin Investment Co., the Swiss bank’s partners in the venture, today received approval from the […]
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