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Foreign private equity braces for rough ride to China -ANALYSIS

May 20, 2011

Helen H. Chan

HONG KONG, May 20 (Business Law Currents) Foreign-invested private equity firms are rallying in Shanghai, eagerly awaiting the results of a second round of applications for the Qualified Foreign Limited Partners (QFLP) scheme. In recent weeks, large international buyout firms such as Blackstone and the Carlyle Group have rejoiced over being some of the first to be awarded a QFLP license.

COLUMN – China’s export dominance must force US rethink: John Kemp

March 23, 2010

— John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own —

By John Kemp

LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – Managing the rise of China’s vast economy and healing the U.S. trade deficit will require a new willingness and capacity to boost U.S. technology exports at affordable prices. More importantly it requires a new language from policymakers and a new mindset.

China set to cap funds’ trading in index futures

March 16, 2010

   SHANGHAI, March 16 (Reuters) – China’s securities regulator is set to clear only stocks-related mutual funds to trade in the country’s first stock index futures, ordering them to trade for hedging rather than speculative purposes, according to draft rules published on Tuesday. (more…)

Taiwan formally OKs China financial investment rules

March 16, 2010

    TAIPEI, March 16 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s top financial regulator formally announced on Tuesday guidelines on investments between local and Chinese banks and financial institutions after the government gave its approval. (more…)

Days of “special” yuan policy numbered – China central banker

March 6, 2010

By Zhou Xin and Benjamin Kang Lim

BEIJING, March 6 (Reuters) – China flagged on Saturday it will let the yuan resume its rise at some point as it unwinds the super-loose policies it has been pursuing to prop up the world’s third-largest economy.

China launches stock index futures trading accounts

February 22, 2010

    SHANGHAI, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Chinese investors will be able to begin applying on Monday to open accounts for stock index futures trading, the China Financial Futures Exchange said, in a key step toward the long-awaited launch of index futures trade. (more…)

China indicts Rio staff for bribery, commercial secrets

February 10, 2010

By Ben Blanchard and Chris Buckley

BEIJING, Feb 10 (Reuters) – China has indicted four employees of Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto on charges of bribery and stealing business secrets, setting the stage for a trial in the case that has jangled investor nerves.

China banks call back loans to satisfy regulators

February 3, 2010

CHINA   BEIJING, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Two of China’s biggest banks aggressively called back loans in the second half of January to fall into line with the government’s directive to slow lending, local media reported on Wednesday. (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.

Taiwan to allow its banks to invest in China lenders

January 27, 2010

TAIPEI, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Taiwan has given preliminary approval for local banks to invest in Chinese lenders, but Chinese banks will not be allowed to buy stakes in Taiwanese counterparts, a government official said on Wednesday.