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Lost in transmission: China's small firms get more loans on paper but not in reality

2018-10-16 theedgemarkets
BEIJING (Oct 16): Beijing is keen to show results after four rounds of policy easing, so China’s big banks are playing along, highlighting their efforts to boost lending to cash-starved small firms, offering collateral waivers and setting loan targets.
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Lost in transmission: China's small firms get more loans on paper but not in reality

2018-10-16 channelnewsasia
Beijing is keen to show results after four rounds of policy easing, so China's big banks are playing along, highlighting their efforts to boost lending to cash-starved small firms, offering collateral waivers and setting loan targets.
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Lost in transmission: China's small firms get more loans on paper but not in reality

2018-10-16 reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing is keen to show results after four rounds of policy easing, so China’s big banks are playing along, highlighting their efforts to boost lending to cash-starved small firms, offering collateral waivers and setting loan targets.
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Temasek is said to have held talks for stake in China's Anbang

2018-10-16 thestar.com.my
BEIJING: Singapore’s state investment firm, Temasek Holdings Pte, has held talks with Chinese authorities about acquiring a stake in Anbang Insurance Group Co. as well as some of its assets, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Temasek has been examining a potential deal for several months, the people said, asking not to be identified because the discussions are private. The S$308 billion ($224 billion) investment firm isn’t currently in any active negotiations about an Anbang transaction, according to two people with knowledge of its deliberations.
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CSE-SEC holds Invest Sri Lanka Forum in Edinburgh and London

2018-10-11 lankabusinessonline
Oct 11, 2018 (LBO) – A large gathering of Institutional Investors based in London showed a keen interest in investing in Sri Lankan equities while attending an Invest Sri Lanka Forum held at the London Stock Exchange recently.
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China eyes major expansion of its ‘too-big-to-fail’ rules

2018-10-10 scmp
Sources say Chinese regulators led by the country’s central bank are set to initially shortlist at least 50 of the country’s largest lenders, insurers and brokerages as possible ‘systemically important financial institutions’
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PetroChina single-handedly helps China’s faltering stock market stay afloat

2018-10-09 scmp
PetroChina was the lone hero among shares on Tuesday morning, helping China’s slumping stock market stay afloat.
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Asset managers in Asia could see revenue double by 2022 on growth in China, Southeast Asia, says McKinsey

2018-10-08 scmp
China accounts for about 37 per cent of assets under management in the industry today and is expected to grow at a pace of more than 17 per cent annually for the next five years, according to consulting firm
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Hong Kong stocks, currency slide on growing pessimism over economy

2018-10-04 scmp
Hong Kong stocks declined across the board on Thursday because a rally in the US dollar overnight caused the city’s currency as well as offshore yuan to weaken, triggering pessimism over the economic outlook.
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World 'may not be able to follow same playbook' with second GFC, IMF warns

2018-10-04 abc.net.au
The world remains vulnerable to another financial meltdown as a result of "side effects" from extraordinary measures to prevent a repeat of the Great Depression, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
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Hong Kong stocks fall to two-week closing low on lingering economic growth fear

2018-10-03 scmp
Hong Kong stocks extended losses on Wednesday to close at their lowest in two weeks, tracking declines in the US and as investors remained cautious in the wake of China’s slowing economy that could be squeezed further in the prolonged trade war with the US.
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt falls on currency worries, Saudi and UAE rise

2018-10-01 reuters
Oct 1 (Reuters) - Egypt’s stock index fell 1.2 percent on Monday because of concerns that its currency could be vulnerable, while Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates markets rose, buoyed in part by high oil prices.
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Fitch affirms ratings on 9 Sri Lankan banks; outlooks stable

2018-10-01 lankabusinessonline
Oct 01, 2018 (LBO) – Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Long-Term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of nine Sri Lanka-based banks and has assigned a stable outlook for these banks.
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US Federal Reserve rate hike sends Hong Kong shares down at the open; China stocks fall

2018-09-27 scmp
Hong Kong’s de facto central bank lifts its base lending rate by 25 basis points to 2.5 per cent, bringing the tipping point closer to when the city’s commercial banks will raise their prime rate. That would translate into higher mortgage payments.
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China’s largest oil group CNPC refutes subsidiary’s role in 1MDB money-laundering scandal

2018-09-26 scmp
The pipeline project unit of China’s state-owned oil and gas giant says funds from China’s EximBank were paid only to its own bank accounts
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