Category: Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd.

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

China Thwarts Morgan Stanley, UBS as It Opens Yuan Bond Market

When it comes to opening its $5.7 trillion bond market to global central banks, China is rolling out the red carpet. The world’s top underwriters are struggling to get in the back door. Morgan Stanley set up a joint venture that’s helped manage 30.2 billion yuan ($4.9 billion) of note… – Continue reading

First cross-border payment for Canadian RMB Trading Hub

This week, the Royal Bank of Canada became the first bank to complete cross-border Renminbi (RMB) payment using Canada’s new RMB Trading Hub through the hub’s designated clearing bank, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (Canada). On 23 March, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), other Canadian banks and government delegates… – Continue reading

ICBC Markets Record Offshore Yuan Bond Sale Amid FX Push

Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. is marketing the largest sale of offshore yuan bonds as China pushes for the wider use of its currency as an alternative to the dollar in business and finance. The nation’s biggest lender by market value is offering about 12 billion yuan ($1.95… – Continue reading