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Insurance companies are China’s new shadow banks

The ever ingenious Chinese financial system has developed a new kind of shadow bank – insurance companies.<p>China’s $586bn stimulus package in 2009 …

Insurance

China’s central bank may take cue from Europe

BEIJING — China’s central bank is considering taking a page from Europe’s financial-crisis handbook to free up more credit as growth in the world’s …

Bank of China

Chinese stocks just tanked

Chinese shares slumped on Monday, despite an attempt to loosen financial conditions from the country's central bank over the weekend.<p>The People's Bank of China (PBoC) cut the reserve ratio requirement for banks, from 19.5% to 18.5%. All else being equal, that should have given a boost to China's …

Stock Markets

Even $200 billion in stimulus can’t make China’s banks lend to the businesses that need it the most

China’s latest massive monetary easing policy, announced this weekend, could add more than $200 billion in liquidity to the economy—but only if the government can convince the mostly state-run banking sector to actually make new loans.<p>The central bank reduced the reserve requirement ratio, or the …

Central Banks

Chinese stocks fall despite new stimulus measures

<b>Chinese stocks fell despite government stimulus which cut reserve requirements for the second time this year.</b><p>The People's Bank of China (PBoC) reduced the amount of money banks must set aside as reserves by one percentage point in a bid to spur more lending.<p>The announcement on Sunday came in the …

China and Pakistan launch economic corridor plan worth $46 billion

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - China and Pakistan launched a plan on Monday for energy and infrastructure projects in Pakistan worth $46 billion, linking their economies and underscoring China’s economic ambitions in Asia and beyond.<p>China’s President Xi Jinping arrived in Pakistan to oversee the signing of …

Xi Jinping

Chinese leader in Pakistan to unveil $45B in investments

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a two-day visit in which he is expected to announce $45 billion worth …

China to unveil $46bn investment in Pakistan during visit by Xi Jingping

Chinese president’s rare visit and huge investment is part of plan to expand Beijing’s trade and transport footprint across Central and South Asia<p>The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, was due to make a rare visit to Pakistan on Monday where he is to unveil a $46bn investment plan which it is hoped …

Why China’s economy is slowing and what it means for everything

It’s really happening.<p>China, an increasingly important engine of global economic growth, is slowing fast.<p>Just last week, China’s National Bureau of Statistics reported that growth in the world’s second-largest economy had slowed to 7%, the slowest clip in six years.<p>Skeptics would note the …

Economy

Xiaomi Plans to Invest in 100 More Tech Startups to Expand Ecosystem

Just last week, a Xiaomi-backed company called Ninebot acquired New Hampshire-based electric scooter maker Segway. Ninebot is a Chinese company that …

Startups

A policy put and a call in China?

2015-04-20T06:56:58.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Not an unhelpful way of looking at this weekend’s moves in China — the largest RRR cut since 2008 on Sunday …

Stock Markets

China makes big cut in bank reserve requirement to fight slowdown

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s central bank on Sunday cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves, the second industry-wide cut in two months, adding more liquidity to the world’s second-biggest economy to help spur bank lending and combat slowing growth.<p>The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) …

Central Banks

Chinese leader in Pakistan to unveil $45B in investments

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a two-day visit in which he is expected to announce $45 billion worth of investment projects in energy and infrastructure development.<p>Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the country's top civilian and military …

Ahsan Iqbal