15 Oct 2019

Singapore banks gain access to China interbank bond market

Government engagement and cooperation will prove key for businesses looking to seize opportunities in the China market.


15 Oct 2019

Citi, like many other firms, is attempting to readjust its strategy as financial opening proceeds.


15 Oct 2019

PBoC, SAFE clarify bond swap rules

The move should increase access to the bond market and encourage more professional investors to engage with the market.


15 Oct 2019

State Council relaxes regulations for foreign banks and insurers

The amended regulations put forth by the State Council open China’s financial markets to drastically increased levels of foreign participation.


15 Oct 2019

New RRR cuts for rural commercial banks

As we said in previous monitors, the RRR cut does not represent a marked increase in the scale or pace of policy easing. Rather, it is in line with previous moves to support…


15 Oct 2019

PBoC, SAFE clarify bond swap rules

This move should work to increase the scope of activity that investors can take part in by simplifying their access to the bond market.


15 Oct 2019

State Council relaxes regulations for foreign banks and insurers

The revision of these regulations paves the way for the CBIRC to finalize the implementing rules for these changes in the near future.


15 Oct 2019

Shanghai executives of Ping An Bank targeted in graft probe

The Party’s internal disciplinary organization identified the financial sector as a particular focus of its anti-corruption work in 2019.


14 Oct 2019

Société Générale plans to set up a wholly-owned securities subsidiary

Global banks will need to adjust their strategies to keep pace with an increasingly accessible China.


14 Oct 2019

Ministry of Justice solicits comments on Implementing Rules of new Foreign Investment Law

The comment period represents an opportunity for firms and chambers of commerce to provide feedback, and Beijing is likely to listen.


14 Oct 2019

Ministry of Justice solicits comments on Implementing Rules of new Foreign Investment Law

Beijing is genuinely concerned about foreign business leaving China.


13 Oct 2019

Macau proposes offshore yuan “Nasdaq”

Any Macau-based stock exchange will have its work cut out for it as it competes with more established financial centers nearby. Nonetheless, high demand for tech financing may allow…


12 Oct 2019

CBIRC clarifies and standardizes administrative penalties

As we have noted before, building compliance and standardizing protocol has become a major objective for Chinese regulators in recent months as they look to…


12 Oct 2019

Fintech partnerships come under tighter scrutiny in Beijing

While partnerships between Chinese financial institutions and tech companies are proliferating, regulators are still nervous about their…


11 Oct 2019

CSRC announces timeline for lifting foreign ownership restrictions for certain financial institutions

An accelerated timeline will make relevant reforms come into play sooner for foreign businesses. The timeline’s announcement is likely a gesture of proposed reconciliation in the US-China trade dispute.


11 Oct 2019

CBIRC clarifies administrative approval procedures

As we have noted previously, standardization of procedures is a key part of building compliance. The CBIRC is looking to clarify and codify the administrative…


11 Oct 2019

CBIRC targets former bank chiefs to deal with financial risk

These moves underscore the fact that the financial de-risking program continues to move forward. Holding individual executives accountable is an important element…


11 Oct 2019

CBIRC and PBoC release draft measures on wealth management subsidiaries and products

China’s wealth management sector continues to be in flux, as we have chronicled in monitors over the past several months. Regulators are looking to imbue more and more clarity into the sector…


11 Oct 2019

MSCI moves to add STAR Market stocks to indexes

Financial market opening is not a linear process.


11 Oct 2019

CSRC announces timeline for lifting foreign ownership restrictions for certain financial institutions

There is a clear consensus among policymakers that opening of the financial sector will help improve China’s markets and Chinese leadership has repeatedly promised to offer equal treatment to foreign firms. 


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