Financial Regulatory Forum

EXCLUSIVE – China tells banks to ensure loans are used properly

February 1, 2010

SHANGHAI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – China’s banking regulator has ordered lenders to conduct checks on whether any of their loans have illegally gone into the stock or property markets, a banking source told Reuters on Monday, the latest step in a clampdown on excessive lending and rising asset prices.

BREAKINGVIEWS-China’s tightening still embryonic

January 20, 2010

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U.S. says banks getting help cut lending in July

September 16, 2009

REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department said on Tuesday that banks receiving government bailout funds cut their new lending by 10 percent in July. (more…)

China asks banks to curb month-end lending -bankers

August 28, 2009

china-regulator    SHANGHAI, Aug 28 (Reuters) – China’s banking regulator has given Chinese banks verbal instructions that they must not rush into end-of-the-month lending as the close of August draws near, bankers at several Chinese banks told Reuters on Friday.