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Has the RMB become a safe haven currency?

The increased use of the renminbi for international payments and investments in China’s capital markets by foreign investors, has seen demand and value of the currency rise steadily in the past year. Will the Russia-Ukraine crisis accelerate…

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China's EV market faces $8bn financing gap

China, the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) market, recently announced policy changes to eliminate EV subsidy by 2023 to increase efficiency of the industry and meet its commitment to zero emission transportation and carbon neutrality.…

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Global corporates and FIs see digital currency and sustainable finance as key…

New digital financial infrastructure, new regional free trade agreements, and decisive leadership in the emerging sustainability and green agenda bode well for international RMB adoption.

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China signals orderly distribution of distressed real estate assets

With 41% of China's $45 trillion in banking assets and 27% of its $30 trillion in loans exposed to the property market, authorities are likely to initiate an orderly distribution of distressed assets of real estate developers such as Evergrande…

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10 Listed Chinese Banks with highest NPL

Provincial banks accounted 9 out of 10 on the list

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Provincial banks accounted for ½ of top 10 strongest banks in China this year

Chinese banks well positioned on this year’s strongest banks ranking while performance varied by categories

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Alibaba latest big tech to face antitrust actions

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) imposed administrative penalties on Alibaba for its antitrust activities in the online retail platform service market in China

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CMB leads retail wealth market with digital ecosystems and services that integrate…

The bank capitalises on open ecosystems to maintain leading position in active digital customer base, and holds a leading 10% share of China’s private wealth market, 43% higher than the second placed player. It also ranked first in China…


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