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Samuel Shen

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.

Feb 16 2017

China relaxes trading rules on stock index futures

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China's securities regulator said late on Thursday it will relax certain rules on stock index futures trading as the government starts to gradually unwind restrictions imposed during the 2015 stock market crash.

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 17 2017

Capital curbs push Chinese firms to risky, costly dollar bonds

SHANGHAI China's efforts to support its currency and cool its hot property market are encouraging more Chinese companies, including many state firms, to take on extra cost and risk by raising foreign-currency bonds in Hong Kong and other offshore locations.

Jan 11 2017

Exclusive - Banks forced to cover tracks of China's forex regulator

SHANGHAI China's forex regulator is telling banks to keep its instructions about curbing capital outflows secret and to ensure that research analysts keep any negative views about the yuan's prospects to themselves, several bankers said.

Jan 11 2017

Chinese investors losing appetite for bonds in 2017

SHANGHAI Stung by a late-2016 tumble in bonds, Chinese investors are signalling a switch into shares this year in the hope of better returns as the economy recovers and as a hedge against rising inflation and tighter monetary policy.

Jan 11 2017

Chinese investors losing appetite for bonds in 2017

SHANGHAI, Jan 11 Stung by a late-2016 tumble in bonds, Chinese investors are signalling a switch into shares this year in the hope of better returns as the economy recovers and as a hedge against rising inflation and tighter monetary policy.

Jan 06 2017

China allows foreign institutions to launch onshore private funds

SHANGHAI China has opened the way for foreign asset managers to begin launching private investment funds in the country through local subsidiaries, by publishing long-awaited registration rules for such investments.

Jan 04 2017

Fidelity unit to launch products in China, first among foreign asset managers

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG Fidelity International has become the first global asset manager allowed to launch investment products in China through a wholly-owned local subsidiary, as Beijing further liberalizes its capital markets.

Dec 31 2016

China steps up scrutiny on individual forex purchases in the new year

SHANGHAI China's foreign exchange regulator said that, starting Jan. 1, 2017, it will step up scrutiny on individual foreign currency purchases and strengthen punishment for illegal money outflows, but the $50,000 annual individual quota will remain unchanged.

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