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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.

China bank first-quarter bad loans hit 16-year-high as regulator tightens oversight

10 May 2019

BEIJING/SINGAPORE The amount of non-performing loans (NPLs) at China's commercial banks rose to 2.16 trillion yuan ($317.66 billion) at the end of March, the highest since the end of 2003, official data showed on Friday, as Beijing steps up efforts to curb financial risks.

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 Big Five banks post modest profit growth amid loan push

30 Apr 2019

BEIJING/SINGAPORE China's five biggest state-owned banks posted a modest growth in quarterly profit as policymakers pushed them to make more loans, but the results still missed expectations amid the lingering impact of an economic slowdown.

China's big banks post modest first-quarter profit growth

30 Apr 2019

BEIJING/SINGAPOREChina's five largest state-owned banks posted modest first-quarter profit growth, though slightly below expectations, as policymakers pushed lenders to make more loans to support the slowing economy.

WRAPUP 1-China's big banks post modest Q1 profit growth

30 Apr 2019

* Top five banks post Q1 profit growth of more than 4 percent

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.

China's top banks warn of 'fragile' bad loans scenario as economy slows

29 Mar 2019

BEIJING/HONG KONG China's top four state-controlled banks warned bad loans could rise and interest margins would shrink industry-wide, as three of them posted their weakest quarterly profit growth in more than two years.

WRAPUP 1-China's top banks warn of 'fragile' bad loans scenario as economy slows

29 Mar 2019

BEIJING/HONG KONG, March 29 China's two largest state-controlled banks warned bad loans could rise and interest margins would shrink, as they posted their weakest quarterly profit growth in more than two years.

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