Financial Regulatory Forum

China shadow banking: dancing in the dark

February 8, 2012

By Helen H. Chan

HONG KONG/NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (Business Law Currents) – Uncertainty over the exact size of China’s underground private financing activities, also known as the shadow banking industry, is causing concerns among international investors as well as the Chinese government.

Basel III: Chinese banks saving for new capital adequacy ratio

August 26, 2011

By Helen H. Chan

HONG KONG, Aug. 26 (Business Law Currents) – New capital adequacy rules from the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) are prompting banks to hit up investors in Hong Kong and Shanghai’s capital markets. Part of the Basel III implementation process, the rules will require Chinese lenders to shore up additional capital to protect against credit risks.

China bank chief gets tough on property, land loans

April 12, 2010

CHINA   By Langi Chiang and David Stanway
   BOAO, China, April 11 (Reuters) – China’s banks must report on the quality of their loan books by the end of June and take fresh steps to rein in risky lending to land developers, the chief banking regulator said on Sunday. (more…)

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.

China tells some banks to halt new business-report

September 3, 2009

drc    BEIJING, Sept 3 (Reuters) – China’s banking regulator is refusing to allow banks with a capital adequacy ratio below 9 percent to start new lines of business or open new branches, a government researcher said in remarks published on Thursday.

China may tighten banks’ capital rules – sources

August 21, 2009

CHINA   SHANGHAI, Aug 3 (Reuters) – China’s banking regulator, concerned record lending could lead to a spike in bad loans, may tighten banks’ capital rules by excluding subordinated bonds they sell to other banks from their capital base, sources said Monday.

In China, banks chafe at derivatives drive

July 28, 2009

By Eadie Chen and Jonathan Leff
BEIJING/SINGAPORE, July 27 (Reuters) – While Washington pursues a high-profile overhaul of its derivatives markets, a more modest but equally important crackdown is underway in China. (more…)

China tells banks to ensure loans enter real economy

July 27, 2009

BEIJING, July 27 (Reuters) – Chinese banks must ensure that loans they issue for investment projects are actually being put to use in the real economy, the country’s banking regulator said on Monday.