Category: China Construction Bank

Chinese bank becomes first to open on Swiss soil

Switzerland took an important step toward becoming a renminbi trading hub on Thursday with its inauguration of a new branch of the China Construction Bank, (CCB), one of the biggest financial institutions in the world. The Zurich branch of the CCB has been authorised by China’s central bank to operate… – Continue reading

Yuan Crunch Spurs Banks to Hoard Abroad as China Curbs Outflows

Chinese banks from Hong Kong to London are selling a record amount of yuan-denominated certificates of deposit as China takes steps to curb outflows of the currency. Sales jumped to an unprecedented 66.1 billion yuan ($10.2 billion) this month, data compiled by Bloomberg show. That comes after Hong Kong’s pool… – Continue reading

China stocks jump amid global rally on Fed minutes

Fed decision due after December 15-16 meeting Hong Kong and mainland Chinese stocks both closed significantly higher on Thursday, adding to a global stock rally after minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s October meeting sent a stronger signal about a possible December rate increase. The Hang Seng Index advanced 1.4… – Continue reading

Chinese bond investors move offshore

Beijing’s monetary easing has sent onshore yields to multiyear lows, reports the Wall Street Journal. China’s booming domestic debt market is pushing investors to seek higher yields offshore, just as its banks start to expand yuan lending world-wide. The shift comes as China’s central bank is selling its first yuan… – Continue reading

China central bank hires banks for its debut dim sum bond in London-term sheet

[HONG KONG] China’s central bank has hired banks to arrange its debut offshore yuan bond issuance in London, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters on Monday. The so-called dim sum bond sale comes as Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares for a state visit to Britain this week. Sources… – Continue reading

China Construction Bank Wins License for Branch in Switzerland

(Bloomberg) — China Construction Bank Corp. became the first Chinese bank to receive permission to offer commercial- banking services and clear renminbi transactions in Switzerland. The Swiss financial regulator, Finma, granted the bank permission to open a branch in Zurich, a spokesman said by phone Monday. China Construction Bank applied… – Continue reading

RBS sells corporate loan commitments portfolio

LONDON–Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (RBS.LN) has sold a portfolio of corporate-loan commitments related to its banking business in China for 498 million pounds ($755.1 million), as part of the bank’s strategy to focus mainly on U.K. and European customers. RBS said it has reached an agreement with China… – Continue reading

Dubai: Shrinking western banks prompt DIFC to shift east

The Dubai International Financial Centre spent the first 10 years of its existence looking to banks in the West. It’s planning to spend the next decade looking East, reports the Gulf Times. DIFC, as the tax-free business park is called, became the Middle East’s biggest financial centre by attracting the… – Continue reading

China and Chile sign DTA

On May 24, Premier Li Keqiang and a delegation of Chinese senior officials arrived in Chile. During the visit, China and Chile signed a double taxation avoidance agreement (DTA), updated their Free Trade Agreement and agreed on setting up an RMB clearing center in Chile, reports China Briefing. China and… – Continue reading

Luxembourg lining up for yuan quota

Luxembourg is lobbying Beijing for equal treatment with London, which was granted an investment quota last year allowing investors based there to invest their offshore yuan directly in the mainland’s securities markets. In an effort to capture a larger share of Europe’s offshore yuan business, top officials from the grand… – Continue reading