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Executive murdered in China state-owned steel plant riot, takeover cancelled

July 27, 2009


Rioting steel workers killed an executive named to manage the private takeover of state-owned Tonghua Steel, causing the cancellation of the deal and highlighting risks of privatisation in China as millions are thrown out of work.

China’s forex reserves are ‘diversified,’ – central bank chief

July 17, 2009

By Zhou Xin and Simon Rabinovitch
BEIJING, July 17 (Reuters) – China’s $2 trillion stockpile of foreign exchange reserves, the world’s largest, is diversified despite the vast amount held in U.S. Treasuries, the Chinese central bank chief said on Friday.
Zhou Xiaochuan’s apparent satisfaction with China’s current dollar-heavy investment portfolio contrasted with calls he has made this year for a new super-sovereign currency to end the greenback’s dominance. (more…)

China stock regulator resumes IPO approval reviews

July 10, 2009

   SHANGHAI, July 10 (Reuters) – The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said on Friday it would restart its reviews for approving initial public offerings (IPO) next week, having suspended them since last September.

China private equity yuan funds seek clearer rules

July 9, 2009

A Chinese bank clerk counts renminbi banknotes at a branch of the China Minsheng Banking Corporation Limited (CMBC) in Nanjing, Jiangsu province,    BEIJING, July 9 (Reuters) – Fuzzy regulations are stunting the spread of yuan-denominated private equity and venture capital funds in China despite growing demand for financing from fast-expanding firms, leading industry figures said on Thursday.

Russia, China to push global currency at G8 summit

July 7, 2009

China's President Hu Jintao    By Stephen Brown
   ROME, July 7 (Reuters) – China, Russia and Brazil will use this week’s G8 summit in Italy to push their view that the world needs to think about a new global reserve currency as an alternative to the dollar, officials said on Tuesday. (more…)

China unveils disclosure rules for second board IPOs

July 6, 2009

    SHANGHAI, July 6 (Reuters) – China published draft rules on information disclosure by companies aiming for an initial public offering on Shenzhen’s second board, as the country nears the launch of its own Nasdaq-style market to fund start-up firms.

China asks G8 debate on reserve currency – sources

July 1, 2009

(This story is without a dateline to protect the identities of the sources) 

Flags of G8 nations.    (Reuters) – China has asked to debate proposals for a new global reserve currency at next week’s Group of Eight summit in Italy and the issue could be referred to briefly in the summit statement, G8 sources said on Wednesday.   (more…)