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  • Streamline China market access to bring inflows, says Asifma

    Chinese regulators should simplify market access to attract capital inflows, Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (Asifma) has said. In a report published on Wednesday, the industry body argued that the current arrangement is too complex, unfair to long-term foreign investors and discourages prospective investors.

    • 22 Mar 2017
  • This week in renminbi: March 20, 2017

    China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) relaxes restrictions on foreign banks, China sees first net capital inflow in almost three years, and Goldman Sachs estimates $54bn of southbound flows to Hong Kong via Stock Connect by the end of 2017.

    • 20 Mar 2017
  • RMB round-up: Stronger post-Fed renminbi fix, China to add seven FTZs, Won-RMB swap line threatened

    This week, the PBoC follows the US Federal Reserve’s rate hike by strengthening the dollar, Korea worries THAAD will imperil renminbi swap line, and China reveals plans to create seven new Free Trade Zones (FTZs).

    • 17 Mar 2017
  • This week in renminbi: March 6, 2017

    The National People's Congress changed its tone on FX reform, spot markets strengthen at the start of the week, and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) continues to push for MSCI's inclusion of A-shares in global indices.

    • 06 Mar 2017
  • Experts slam slow progress on Panda regulations

    Corporate treasurers and financial institutions feel that the Panda bond market has great potential as a funding venue, but regulators and industry bodies will need to push for reforms to make it viable.

    • 03 Mar 2017
  • Asset managers lobbying for better ETF Connect deal

    International asset managers are pushing for a more liberal version of the upcoming China-Hong Kong ETF Connect, with the focus on whether ETFs will be considered as stocks or funds by the regulators.

    • 02 Mar 2017