FINANCE & ECONOMICS

Carving up the Non-performing Loan Elephant
Private bad loan managers say they see opportunities for bargain hunting amid China's ballooning toxic debt problem, but doubts remain whether they serve as a backdoor for local governments to prop up troubled SOEs
By staff reporters Liu Ran and Wu Hongyuran 08.08.2016
Investment Dip Rains on China's Upbeat Economy

Investment Dip Rains on China's Upbeat Economy

The manufacturing sector improved and retail spending rose, but private investment fell dramatically between March and July

08.25.2016
P2P Firms in China Get Wings Clipped by New Rules

P2P Firms in China Get Wings Clipped by New Rules

A popular and yet fraud-riddled industry gets told by regulators to stop doing the job meant for bank

08.25.2016
PBOC Official Xuan Changneng to Join CSRC to Assist the Chairman

PBOC Official Xuan Changneng to Join CSRC to Assist the Chairman

Xuan's position as head of the central bank's Financial Stability Bureau would be filled by the bank's chief of research Lu Lei

08.25.2016
China Releases Guiding Policy on Reform Tied to Government Spending

China Releases Guiding Policy on Reform Tied to Government Spending

State council document seeks to balance the spending obligations of central and local governments in ways that better match their financial resources

08.24.2016
China's Stimulus Bond Program Faces Effectiveness Test

China's Stimulus Bond Program Faces Effectiveness Test

A special bond program supporting infrastructure projects has been put on hold temporarily, as government examines whether it has encouraged bank lending

08.24.2016
CSRC Beefs up Internal Disciplinary Inspection with New Committee

CSRC Beefs up Internal Disciplinary Inspection with New Committee

China' securities regulator reinforces the supervision of Communist Party members with additional inspectors focusing on its Beijing headquarters

08.24.2016
Insurance Regulator Eyes Crackdown on Short-Term Policies

Insurance Regulator Eyes Crackdown on Short-Term Policies

New rules being considered are aimed at curtailing short-term policies that compete with wealth management products and pose high risk to insurers

08.24.2016
Beijing Floats Extension of Debt-to-Equity Plan to Wider Range of Creditors

Beijing Floats Extension of Debt-to-Equity Plan to Wider Range of Creditors

A new document from the State Council appears to encourage suppliers of struggling companies to accept equity instead of cash payment

08.23.2016
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