China promises more openness to sceptical investors

China has promised foreign investors that it will be more open. But jaded by similar promises in the past, both US and EU investors remain sceptical. China has promised greater openness to foreign investors. Jaded after similar promises in the past, they are waiting to see whether the Chinese government will match its words with effective action. At the China Internation … https://bit.ly/2Fdj3ow

Why Chinese banks are bolstering their capital ratios

Deal flow set to pick up if regulatory hold ups are resolved and markets play ball. The restructuring of the shadow banking sector and a looming Basel III deadline is prompting Chinese banks to increase their capital raising efforts, with a wave of transactions expected to hit the capital markets subject to regulatory sign off. First off has been Bank of China (Hong Kong), … http://bit.ly/2OHkD2h

Why China’s P2P meltdown will allow the industry to thrive

China’s online lending bubble is on the verge of bursting after a mass closure of peer-to-peer lending sites. It is an inevitable step to a healthier development of the market. “Apply in one minute, review in one minute, and get your money within two minutes,” This advertisement by a Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform highlights just how quick and easy it is to borrow money … http://bit.ly/2NcQXfH

Why China is distressed debt heaven – for the savvy

Foreign investors see endless opportunity as US rate rises and Beijing’s deleveraging push puts the squeeze on Chinese borrowers. The challenge comes in identifying the right deal … Some of them profited handsomely from an eventful restructuring at Kaisa Group, the first Chinese property developer to default on its offshore bonds. Others talk nostalgically about the good … http://bit.ly/2P5n6nz

How the Party makes itself felt in the Chinese boardroom

The role played by the Communist Party committees inside Chinese companies remains murky. Some foreign investors don’t even know that they exist. With a legal basis in both Chinese company law and the constitution of the Communist Party of China, the role played by party organisations, or POs, remains murky to many foreign investors. Still others don’t even know that they … http://bit.ly/2P53v74