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  • GDD Holding Group inks strategic cooperation agreements with 15 partner banks

    Guangzhou Development District Holding Group Limited inked strategic cooperation agreements with 15 partner banks on June 21. Aimed at promoting new quality productive forces through diversified finance, these agreements featured a total credit line exceeding 170 billion yuan, reported Shanghai Securities News.


  • 【Financial Str. Release】NAFR invites public opinions for data safety rules for banks and insurers

    The National Administration of Financial Regulation (NAFR), the Chinese financial regulator, released on March 22 its opinion-inviting rules on data security of banks and insurance institutions, reported Xinhua Finance recently.


  • China's big lenders further cut deposit interest rates

    China's major state-owned commercial banks further lowered nominal deposit interest rates on Friday to enhance the sustainability of serving the real economy and ensure stability in promoting high-quality development.


  • 【Financial Str. Release】China's small, medium-sized banks operating stably: regulator

    The overall operations of China's small and medium-sized banks are stable and their risks are generally controllable, an official said Thursday.


  • 【Financial Str. Release】Revised code of conduct for banks' cross-border RMB biz released on June 15

    China Foreign Exchange Market Self-Regulatory Framework (SRF) has formally released the 2021 version of code of conduct for banks' cross-border Renminbi (RMB) business on Tuesday, reported Xinhua-run Xinhua Finance citing news posted on SRF's official WeChat account Thursday.


  • Chinese commercial banks' bad loan ratio falls

    Chinese commercial banks' bad loan ratio dropped slightly at the end of the fourth quarter in 2020, data from the banking regulator showed on Tuesday.


  • Chinese banks pump investment to boost cultural, tourism industries

    Chinese banks will be financing 320 national cultural and tourism projects to promote high-quality development of the relevant industries.


  • Chinese banks seek to issue credit card in collaboration with internet platforms

    Chinese banks are seeking to issue co-branded credit cards in partnership with large-scale internet platforms, trying to fuel new growth amid already-saturated traditional credit card market, reported Securities Journal on Wednesday.


  • Chinese banks phase out use of "counter-cyclical" factor in yuan pricing: regulator

    Some Chinese banks have phased out the use of the "counter-cyclical" factor in the pricing mechanism of the yuan's central parity rate against the greenback, according to an online statement of the country's forex regulator.


  • Traditional banks usher in smart transformation by cutting branches and closing ATMs

    Traditional banks have embarked on the path of smart transformation. The used-to-be-everywhere physical branches are slimming away, along with roadside ATMs. But such offline to online banking transformation encounter difficulties as well during the process.


  • Hong Kong banks' aggregate balance hits nearly 3-yr high

    The aggregate balance in Hong Kong's banking systems hit a nearly three-year high with a strong local currency and a continuous capital influx, reassuring investors about the stability of the global financial center.


  • Chinese small- & medium-sized banks eager to go public to boost capital

    China's small- and medium-sized banks remained enthusiastic about financing via initial public offerings (IPO) this year despite that approval of their IPO applications slowed down due to regulatory concerns over their asset quality and risk shielding, reported Economic Information Daily Wednesday.


  • China takes new approach to replenish capital for small, medium banks

    China will allow special local government bonds to appropriately support small and medium-sized banks in replenishing capital, in the latest move to strengthen financial support for enterprises.


  • China's 10 banks offer 160-bln-yuan special credit support for Shanghai Pudong's enterprises

    China's ten banks including the Bank of China will provide 160 billion yuan of special credit support for enterprises in Shanghai's Pudong New Area, in a bid to help enterprises go through financial difficulties, according to an agreement signed between representatives from banks and enterprises.


  • China's loan prime rates unchanged amid flexible, prudent monetary policy

    China's one-year LPR, a market-based benchmark lending rate, came in at 4.05 percent Friday, unchanged from the previous monthly adjustment, as the country's flexible and prudent monetary policy creates enough leeway for lenders to better support an economy hit by the novel coronavirus outbreak.


  • CFFEX unveils rules for banks to participate in T-bond futures trade, effective as of March 9

    China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) will implement its rules for commercial banks to trade T-bond futures from March 9, reported Xinhua Finance, a financial news platform run by Xinhua News Agency.


  • Chinese banks take multiple measures to help enterprises resume production

    The banks in China have adopted measures such as increasing credit support, imposing preferential interest rates, and offering special online financial services to help enterprises resume production amid the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia, reported Xinhua Finance.


  • Qualified pilot commercial banks, insurers approved to trade T-bond futures on CFFEX

    Qualified pilot commercial banks and insurance institutions capable of investment management in China were permitted to participate in trading T-bond futures listed on China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX), reported Xinhua Finance, an economic information platform run by Xinhua News Agency.


  • With banks' help, companies get low-cost funds for fight

    A growing number of banks are assisting companies that are part of the battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak in raising money at low cost through issuance of corporate bonds and medium-term notes.


  • China's banks offer 350-bln-yuan credit support for epidemic control

    China's banks had provided over 349 billion yuan (about 50.06 billion U.S. dollars) of credit support as of Tuesday noon to help companies restore production amid the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.


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