12 hours ago

CBIRC scraps foreign ownership caps on insurance asset management companies

The elimination of foreign ownership caps on insurance asset management companies is a welcome development for overseas insurers with operations in China and is consistent with Beijing’s repeated pledges to open its financial sector to greater foreign participation…


2 days ago

China Green Bond Principles released, aligning with international standards

The release of the CGTBP is the latest step taken by Chinese regulators to align the Chinese domestic bond market with internationally recognized standards to expand the participation of international investors who are becoming increasingly wary of greenwashing by bond issuers…


3 days ago

First Stock Connect-linked A shares derivative warrants begin trading in Hong Kong

This is another incremental action to both further integrate Hong Kong and mainland markets and increase the attractiveness of A shares for institutional investors…


4 days ago

CSRC chair pens essay on “building a capital market with Chinese characteristics”

Achieving strategic national policy goals like tech self-reliance and decarbonizing the economy will depend heavily on the ability of promising homegrown companies to access capital through these markets…


5 days ago

CBIRC, PBoC release details of national pension savings pilot

This is the first indication of what the high-level plans issued by the State Council in April will look like in practice…


1 week ago

CBIRC holds mid-year work conference

There was little new in the readout, but the focus on financial risk is noteworthy…


1 week ago

PBoC holds mid-year work conference

Authorities are under pressure to lower the heat on developers and ensure that homebuyers get the properties they’ve paid for…


1 week ago

July foreign financial institution approvals and specific financial opening developments

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June foreign financial institution approvals and specific financial opening developments

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1 week ago

CSRC holds mid-year work conference

Beijing is intent on expanding access to direct financing from the capital markets…


1 week ago

First slate of Chinese companies list GDRs in Switzerland

These aren’t massive cash injections, but they’re a notable first step…


27 Jul 2022

NAFMII tweaks Panda bond rules to streamline issuance

This move isn’t revolutionary, but it does add another string to the RMB’s internationalization bow…


26 Jul 2022

PBoC launches RMB reserve pool with BIS, five overseas monetary authorities

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26 Jul 2022

PBoC, SAFE announce expansion of forex cash-pooling pilot for MNCs

This move is part of a push to develop the “headquarters economy,” i.e. to incentivize more MNCs to base their regional operations on the Chinese mainland, creating higher value-added economic activity…


26 Jul 2022

CBIRC urges banks to step up risk management for online lending

Small banks haven’t been able to fix the problem themselves, and an extra year is unlikely to change anything…


26 Jul 2022

PBoC, CBIRC issue draft rules on assessing systemically important insurers

Insurance companies are becoming increasingly important players in the financial sector as the authorities have gradually allowed them to diversify away from low-risk, low-return government bonds into higher-yielding assets such as equity investments and infrastructure…


25 Jul 2022

Shenzhen banks capitalize on GBA Wealth Management Connect

Brisk activity on the WMC in its first several months bodes well for the program and for the future of cross-border financial connectivity in the GBA…


25 Jul 2022

CSRC, NDRC release high level plans for boosting private bond sales

Improving private firms’ access to onshore debt markets is a long-standing problem, so any action to unclog the pipes is a good thing…


25 Jul 2022

China Development Bank dismisses vice president

Zhou has likely been ensnared in China’s wide-ranging campaign to clean up corruption in the financial sector…


22 Jul 2022

CSRC approves trading in futures and options based on CSI 1000

Policymakers need to beef up investors’ ability to hedge risk to realize the goal of developing diverse, long-term-focused, institution-dominated capital markets. This move – and many similar moves made over the past two years – does just that…


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