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Exclusive: China Everbright Group to restructure, pursue billion-dollar Hong Kong IPO - sources

10 Oct 2019

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG State-owned financial conglomerate China Everbright Group aims to restructure its sprawling business and pursue a billion dollar IPO next year in Hong Kong, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

China sovereign fund CIC says cautious of U.S. investment amid trade war

20 Sep 2019

BEIJING China Investment Corp (CIC) reported a 37% dive in annual profit on Friday and said the ongoing Sino-U.S. trade war has made the Chinese sovereign wealth fund more cautious about investing in the United States.

UPDATE 2-China sovereign fund CIC says cautious of US investment amid trade war

20 Sep 2019

* CIC unit to step up rescue efforts at high-risk institutions (Adds executive quotes, background)

As trade war deepens, a state-owned insurer in China helps soften the blow

12 Sep 2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI As the U.S.-China trade war intensifies, an insurance company run by the Chinese government is stepping in to support Chinese exporters, providing low cost coverage and chasing down U.S. importers unwilling or unable to pay mounting tariffs.

In China, P2P insiders say regulatory shortcomings have choked industry

06 Sep 2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Overburdened Chinese regulators have left the peer-to-peer lending industry to poorly staffed local governments, according to ex-regulators, threatening the survival of an important credit mechanism once seen as crucial for the country's economy.

Bankers' exits and zombie accounts: China's Shanghai free trade zone sputters

02 Sep 2019

SHANGHAI/BEIJING When China launched the expansion of the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ) recently and announced six new zones in July, officials touted the efforts to attract foreign investment and deepen trade ties with neighboring countries.

Banker exits, zombie accounts: China’s Shanghai free trade zone sputters

02 Sep 2019

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Sept 2 When China launched the expansion of the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ) recently and announced six new FTZs in July, officials touted the efforts to attract foreign investment and deepen trade ties with neighbouring countries.

China's banks face earnings squeeze amid rate reform, trade war gloom

30 Aug 2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's banks face pressure on earnings and asset quality in the coming months as interest rate reforms squeeze margins and a Sino-U.S. trade war adds to economic uncertainty.

UPDATE 2-China's BoCom H1 profit rises 4.9% on interest, fee income growth

27 Aug 2019

* H1 net profit 42.75 bln yuan vs 40.77 bln yuan yr-ago period

Ping An Insurance says Hong Kong important hub despite mass protests

16 Aug 2019

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI Ping An Insurance (Group) Co of China, the country's largest insurer by market value, said on Friday Hong Kong remains an important hub despite escalating mass protests, a day after it posted its strongest half-year profit growth in over a decade.

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