Shanghai Stock Exchange releases development plan for 2021-2025

The SSE’s plans for the coming years are, not surprisingly, aligned with the development central policymakers want to see in China’s capital markets. Beijing’s overarching goal is to drive more of Chinese citizens’ savings into stocks and bonds and away from simple bank deposits and real estate…
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PBoC to expand industries covered in banks’ climate risk stress tests

The climate risk stress test aims to get banks accustomed to integrating climate considerations into all their operations, including lending. It is not intended to limit banks’ exposure to these sectors – at least not for now – especially when regulators want banks to ramp up lending to drive China’s economic recovery…
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CCDI investigates head of PBoC monetary policy department for corruption

Sun is one of the biggest heads to roll since the CCDI launched an inspection of 25 financial regulatory agencies, state-owned banks, insurers, and state-owned asset management companies (“bad banks”) in September. The campaign took a while to get rolling, but more than 40 officials have since been probed or penalized – including 17 in April alone…
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