China's financial diplomacy - The Economist

The EconomistChina's financial diplomacyThe EconomistXI JINPING, China's president, was chummy in public when he met Nicols Maduro in Beijing in early January (pictured), praising his Venezuelan counterpart as a ?good friend of the Chinese people?. Behind closed doors, negotiations must have been far ...and more »

China wants to become the world's banker - Business Insider

Business InsiderChina wants to become the world's bankerBusiness InsiderThis is at once welcome and worrying. IMF Kim Kyung-Hoon/ReutersChina's Finance Minister Lou Jiwei (L) talks with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde during the China Development Forum in Beijing March 23, 2014.and more »

Democratising finance: Net groups disrupt China's financial landscape - Financial Times

Financial TimesDemocratising finance: Net groups disrupt China's financial landscapeFinancial TimesThe past year has brought significant disruption to China's financial landscape, with internet heavyweights Alibaba and Tencent leading the charge into mobile payments, deposit-like savings products, and even fully fledged banking. Chinese policy ...and more »

Chinese stocks down: China Finance Online (JRJC), Kandi Technologies Group ... - Investor Wired (press release)

Wall Street JournalChinese stocks down: China Finance Online (JRJC), Kandi Technologies Group ...Investor Wired (press release)China Finance Online Co. (ADR)(NASDAQ:JRJC) provides integrated financial information and services in the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. China Finance Online Co shares are trading -57.58 % above their 52 week low price after the last ...China Finance Online Launches Hong Kong Securities ServicesSYS-CON Media (press release)China stocks fall on margin trading probe, Hong Kong flatReutersall 154 news articles »

Democratising finance: China's P2P industry attracts scammers - Financial Times

Democratising finance: China's P2P industry attracts scammersFinancial TimesEven as P2P lending has grown dramatically in China over the past year, and venture investors have flocked in, analysts say that the industry has become a breeding ground for fly-by-night operators who once inhabited the world of informal lending.

Alibaba finance arm sets up China consumer credit-scoring system - Yahoo!7 News

Yahoo!7 NewsAlibaba finance arm sets up China consumer credit-scoring systemYahoo!7 NewsSHANGHAI (Reuters) - - The financial services affiliate of Alibaba launched on Wednesday a system that will use the e-commerce giant's data trove to assess the creditworthiness of Chinese consumers and businesses with little or no history at ...and more »



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Trade Drops for Phase 1 of Canton Fair 2014

Held twice a year in the city of Guangzhou, capital of the Guangdong province, the Canton Fair has been running since 1957 and is considered to be the largest trade fair in China. The Canton Fair (full name being China Import and Export Fair) is organized by China Foreign Trade Center and supported by the Ministry of Commerce of China and People’s Government of the Guangdong Province. To accommodate the more than 150,000 different products showcased by more than 55,800 exhibitors, the Canton Fair is split into three sessions. Phase 1 of the current Canton Fair took place on October 15-19 and included Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances; Lighting Equipment; Machinery, Vehicles & Spare Parts; Hardware & Tools; Chemical Products; Energy Resources; and Building Materials. Phase 2 is set to take place on October 23-27 featuring Consumer Goods; Gifts; and Home Decorations. Phase 3 on October 31 to November 4 includes Office Supplies; Recreation Products; Cases & Bags; Food; Textiles & Garments; Shoes; and Medicines, Medical Devices & Health Products.

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Trade - Editor, 24 September 2014

China's Economic Growth Slows, Shadow Lending Grows

A recent report published by New York-based research company China Beige Book (CBB) revealed that China's economic growth is faltering, despite the government's 'mini-stimulus' strategies launched in May, which included a more relaxed approach to lending and a wave of infrastructure investment projects. The CBB report, which is compiled from surveys of more than 2,100 firms around China, noted that less than 20 percent of the firms surveyed borrowed in the third quarter, whether it be from the bond market, banks or shadow finance firms, which is a drop of 29 percent when compared to the third quarter of 2013. The report also shows that capital expenditures have dipped to the lowest level since the CBB survey began in 2012.

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News - Editor, 10 September 2014

China's e-Commerce Market Booming

As Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba prepares for its IPO through the New York Stock Exchange, the Dalian Wanda group in China announced on Friday that it would be entering into an e-commerce joint venture with Baidu and Tencent Holdings to be registered in Hong Kong. Wanda will own 70 percent of the new venture with Baidu and Tencent each holding 15 percent. The aim is to tap into China's e-commerce market, which is reportedly the largest in the world and currently dominated by Alibaba. The collaboration between the three companies will create the world's biggest online-to-offline (O2O) e-commerce platform, where people use their mobile devises to locate and buy goods and services, often while they are in or nearby the physical store.

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