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Samuel Shen

RPT-ANALYSIS-Chinese firms' missing $6 bln tests regulators' resolve

20 May 2019

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, May 17 Cash is considered among the hardest assets for a company to fake, which is why the disappearance of a combined $6.1 billion from two Chinese companies has dumbfounded investors and forced regulators to take action.

Chinese firms' missing $6 billion tests regulators' resolve

17 May 2019

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE Cash is considered among the hardest assets for a company to fake, which is why the disappearance of a combined $6.1 billion (4.7 billion pounds) from two Chinese companies has dumbfounded investors and forced regulators to take action.

RPT-Brokers brave China's FX market crackdown in hunt for household high rollers

17 May 2019

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, May 16 Lured by hopes that China's retail investors could become major players in global currency markets, foreign brokers are brazenly chasing business in a grey area of the country's online trading sector, even as Beijing vows to wipe out such activities.

Brokers brave China's FX market crackdown in hunt for household high rollers

16 May 2019

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE Lured by hopes that China's retail investors could become major players in global currency markets, foreign brokers are brazenly chasing business in a gray area of the country's online trading sector, even as Beijing vows to wipe out such activities.

Indebted Chinese seek wisdom of credit card 'goddesses' as retail lending surges

30 Apr 2019

SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI In a ballroom at the Vienna International Hotel in Shanghai, Mei Liangming was giving a lecture on the ins and outs of getting credit cards, rolling over debts with multiple cards, and cleaning up one's bad credit history.

China's bankers in uncharted waters as Shanghai launches U.S.-style tech board

25 Apr 2019

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG As Chinese investment banker Liu Guangfu prepares to file an application for his client to list on Shanghai's Nasdaq-style technology board, he is heading into uncharted waters: how to price the new shares and sell them to the right investors.

RPT-Muted markets raise questions about China's economic recovery

19 Apr 2019

* China blue-chips weaken following stronger-than-expected data

Muted markets raise questions about China's economic recovery

18 Apr 2019

* China blue-chips weaken following stronger-than-expected data

Heart over head, Chinese retail investors rush into municipal bonds

04 Apr 2019

SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI When the major port and industrial hub of Ningbo sold China's first municipal bonds to retail investors, an amount of $43 million was snapped up in just five hours.

RPT-Shadow margin loans make a sly return as China stocks sizzle

25 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI, March 22 On a cloudy March morning in Shanghai's glitzy financial district of Lujiazui, Ye Lixia was knocking on the doors of potential clients, offering loans to bet on a surging stock market.

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