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The week in review: China posts strong November PMIs, Stock Connect expanded, US to add SMIC, Cnooc to investment blacklist
In this round-up, the official manufacturing and services Purchasing Managers’ Indexes reach multi-year highs, the bourses in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen add pre-revenue biotech companies listed in Hong Kong as well as Star market shares to the Stock Connect programme, and four more Chinese companies will be added to a US list of firms with alleged military ties.
China policy and markets round-up: Baoshang Bank to start bankruptcy proceedings, Beijing, Hong Kong to expand Stock Connect, India bans more Chinese apps
In this round-up, China’s banking and insurance regulator decides to allow beleaguered Baoshang Bank to go bankrupt, Hong Kong’s chief executive says pre-profit biotech stocks and some Star companies will be added to the Stock Connect programme, and India moves to ban another 43 China-based mobile applications.
The week in review: China extends $2.1bn in debt relief to developing countries, top regulators vow ‘zero tolerance’ on misconduct after defaults
In this round-up, Beijing says it has suspended $2.1bn in debt payments from two dozen nations under the G20 framework, and the top Chinese financial regulators send strong signals to the onshore market in the wake of a string of domestic bond defaults.
China policy and markets round-up: Nafmii tightens bond regulations, Yongcheng Coal investigation broadens, Chinese holding of UST hits three-year low
In this round-up, the interbank bond market regulator announces stricter rules for domestic bond issuance, the investigation into firms linked to a defaulted state-owned issuer widens, and China reduces its holding of US Treasury bonds for four straight months.
The week in review: China signs free trade deal with Apac countries, regulator loosens insurers’ equity investment restrictions, AllianceBernstein seeks mutual fund licence
In this round-up, 15 countries in Asia Pacific seal one of the largest ever trade agreements, China’s banking and insurance regulator relaxes rules for equity investments by insurers, and AllianceBernstein Hong Kong eyes a mutual fund licence onshore.
China policy and markets round-up: CPI inflation drops to decade low, Beijing vows better Sino-Italian financial co-operation, regulator drafts rules to rein in internet monopolies
In this round-up, October headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation hits a 11-year low, the Chinese and Italian finance ministers promise to work on the two-way opening up of the countries’ financial markets, and the top market watchdog readies anti-monopoly rules for the internet sector.
The week in review: Chinese banks sacrifice profits, PBoC publishes financial stability report, October forex reserves drop
In this round-up, China’s financial system gives up Rmb1.25tr ($190bn) in profits to support the real economy, the central bank releases its annual financial stability report, and the country’s foreign exchange reserves by the end of October miss forecast.
China policy and markets round-up: Beijing to boost digital economy, local government bonds top Rmb6tr, Nafmii launches tender offer trial
In this round up, China plans to expand its digital economy, local governments issue over Rmb6tr ($906bn) of bonds by October, and the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors announces a trial programme for cash tender offers for corporate bonds in the interbank market.
The week in review: China recovery on track, profit slump at banks eases, HK goes to WTO for ‘made in China’ dispute
In this round-up, the Purchasing Managers’ Index reading for October points to steady recovery momentum for the Chinese economy, profitability improves at the country’s largest state-owned lenders, and Hong Kong seeks help from the World Trade Organization to ban the US’s demand for its exports to be labelled ‘made in China’.