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John Ruwitch

Mar 16 2017

China, following Fed, lifts short-term rates to steady yuan, battle debt

SHANGHAI China's central bank raised short-term interest rates on Thursday in what economists said was a bid to stave off capital outflows and keep the yuan currency stable after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. rates overnight.

Mar 02 2017

Under Xi, wealth of China's uber-rich lawmakers grew faster than economy

SHANGHAI The fortunes of the richest 100 members of China's parliament and its advisory body - all dollar billionaires - grew about 64 percent in the four years since Xi Jinping rose to power, according to data from an organization tracking wealth in China.

Feb 23 2017

ANALYSE-Warum das Geld chinesischer Investoren unattraktiver wird

Shanghai/London Viele Jahre war chinesisches Geld in aller Welt überaus begehrt.

Feb 21 2017

Chinese investors find their cash is losing its cachet

SHANGHAI/LONDON For years, cash-rich Chinese investors have been highly sought after the world over. Now, their cash is losing its cachet.

Feb 21 2017

Chinese investors find their cash is losing its cachet

SHANGHAI/LONDON For years, cash-rich Chinese investors have been highly sought after the world over. Now, their cash is losing its cachet.

Feb 16 2017

China’s private placement boom on borrowed time

SHANGHAI A three-year boom in private share placements in China, a handy way around tighter control of public share issuance, is running on fumes as Beijing turns its sights on the speculative excesses and dubious value the boom has engendered.

Jan 25 2017

China's shadow banking crusade risks bond market crash

SHANGHAI China's campaign to cut high debt levels in its economy is aiming this year to shrink the $3 trillion shadow banking sector, which could drain a critical source of income for the country's banks and of funding for its fragile bond market.

Jan 24 2017

China's central bank lifts two of its lending rates to rein in debt

SHANGHAI China's central bank raised interest rates on a key funding tool, the medium-term lending facility (MLF), on Tuesday in its latest bid to cut debt levels and bolster financial stability.

Jan 20 2017

Shanghai appoints former judge as new mayor

SHANGHAI China's largest city Shanghai has named a former judge as mayor, one of the most senior provincial-level positions in the country, the city government announced on Friday.

Jan 18 2017

Foreign business skeptical of China's promised opening

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Beijing has some way to go to convince foreign businesses that it is serious about liberalizing China's economy, despite President Xi Jinping's speech at Davos on Tuesday and new proposals to relax restrictions on foreign investment.

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