Regulation & Policy - All Articles

  • FTZ bonds struggle for survival

    When China's free trade zone (FTZ) bond market was launched last December, regulators envisaged it as foreign investors’ fast lane into Chinese fixed income. But one year on, there are doubts over whether the market has a future — only one FTZ bond has been sold, and meanwhile the onshore bond market is enjoying a rapid rise.

    • 31 Aug 2017
  • RMB round-up: China adds perks to lure foreign investors, advisor says PBoC won’t follow Fed hike, MofCom hits back at Trump’s IP investigation

    The State Council publishes a series of policies to attract foreign investment, a People’s Bank of China (PBoC) advisor said China will unlikely follow the Federal Reserve in hiking rates this year, and the Ministry of Commerce (MofCom) criticises an US investigation into intellectual property rights in China.

    • 18 Aug 2017
  • China lags on capital account liberalisation, says IMF

    A raft of measures approved over the past two decades has opened the door to China’s onshore capital markets. But the Mainland still fares poorly against other countries in its pace of opening up, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its latest China country report.

    • 16 Aug 2017
  • FSDC unlikely to foreshadow mega-merger, say experts

    China’s new Financial Stability and Development Commission (FSDC), set up in July and integrated into the country’s central bank, reflects the authorities’ desire to change the regulatory set-up. But it is unlikely to lead to an outright merger of regulators.

    • 11 Aug 2017