December 9, 2017 / 11:35 AM / 2 years ago

China to 'fully' consider impact of new asset management rules: regulator

FILE PHOTO: Office buildings are seen at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will “fully” consider the possible impact on banks and markets before finalizing its new asset management rules, Xinhua news agency quoted a senior banking regulator as saying on Saturday.

China issued draft guidelines last month to tighten rules on the asset management industry, the latest step by Beijing to fend off systemic risks from the country’s rampantly growing shadow banking sector.

“The new regulations will fully consider the impact on banks and markets before being finalised,” Xinhua quoted Liu Zhiqing, deputy director general of the China Banking Regulatory Commission’s prudential regulation bureau, as saying.

“We are seeking comments now, hoping all parties will make suggestions and come up with good solutions that will be implemented smoothly.”

The transition period for the new regulations lasts until June 30, 2019.

Sources have told Reuters that ten Chinese banks have raised strong objections to the central bank’s proposals, saying it may cause a rush of redemptions among other risks.

Reporting by Kevin Yao; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle

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