1 week ago

NAFMII launches pilot program for overseas entities to issue social and sustainability bonds

This pilot program kills several birds with one stone – it further opens up…


1 week ago

PBoC, HKMA announce joint fintech sandbox

As financial connectivity within the GBA gradually picks up steam, Hong Kong…


1 week ago

CBIRC authorizes insurance funds to invest in REITS

In recent months, the CBIRC has gradually expanded the range of products eligible for investment by insurance funds to channel…


1 week ago

Beijing Stock Exchange opens for trading

It’s difficult to read too much into the first few days of the BSE’s operations. Which types of companies end up listing on the exchange over the next few months – and how they perform – will tell us a lot about where the BSE is headed…


2 weeks ago

Consolidation of banking sector continues as Henan lender leads another provincial merger

China’s regional commercial banks and rural lenders have been a source of endless problems for regulators…


2 weeks ago

PBoC, SAFE issue draft of plans to develop offshore international trade

This draft notice underlines Beijing’s desire to establish more of this type of cross-border administrative and financial business within mainland China to push the country up the trade value chain…


2 weeks ago

CBIRC releases annual corporate governance assessments for banks and insurers

Since China’s financial de-risking campaign began around five years ago, policymakers and regulators have increasingly focused on improving corporate governance…


2 weeks ago

CBIRC steps up supervision of online personal insurance sector

Expanding insurance coverage among underserved sectors of the population is a key strategic imperative for policymakers…


2 weeks ago

PBoC unveils monetary policy tool to support carbon emissions reduction

The CERF has been designed to make sure that lenders aren’t getting a free lunch from the central bank. The PBoC is limiting its support to…


11 Nov 2021

CSRC bans brokerages from using influencers, livestreaming for marketing financial products

This notice is a clarification and reiteration of regulations that are already on the books and seeks to close a few loopholes that are being exploited by…


11 Nov 2021

FTSE Russell World Government Bond Index starts phased inclusion of Chinese government bonds

CGBs have long been an attractive asset for foreign investors partly because of the wide interest-rate differential between them and US Treasuries and expectations for yuan appreciation…


10 Nov 2021

China to extend tax incentive policies for overseas bond investors

Beijing has worked hard to attract overseas investment into the mainland bond markets…


10 Nov 2021

Guangdong issues measures for QDLP outbound investment program

These measures lay the groundwork for launching QDLP in Guangdong province…


09 Nov 2021

CSRC appoints new deputy chairman

Wang is a CSRC veteran, having worked for the securities regulator in various roles for 19 years…


08 Nov 2021

China and EU unveil common green finance taxonomy

Achieving China’s climate goals will require significant capital allocation. Although there is already widespread recognition of this, there are key challenges to…


08 Nov 2021

China finalizes TLAC regulations for its global systemically important banks

These measures have been in the works for some time. China’s grace period for complying with the FSB’s standards for G-SIBs comes to an end in…


08 Nov 2021

Beijing Stock Exchange set to open in mid-November

The final rules are little changed from those that have been released in stages after Xi’s initial announcement in September. At present the BSE is…


28 Oct 2021

Key regulators discuss property risks, financial system at Financial Street Forum

There was little new in the speeches of the policymakers, and we wouldn’t expect there to be, but the forum gave them the chance to…


26 Oct 2021

CBIRC shifts to a registration-based process for insurance asset-backed plans and insurance PE funds

Insurance companies are becoming increasingly important players in the financial sector as the authorities have gradually allowed them to…


26 Oct 2021

Lam announces “Northern Metropolis” to boost GBA connectivity, ease Hong Kong housing shortage

The Northern Metropolis plan aims first and foremost to address Hong Kong’s acute housing shortage. A dearth of affordable living options…


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