People's Bank of China


  • Funds Expect Surge of Bad Loans in China Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 7:19 PM ET

    Foreign and domestic distressed debt funds expect a big supply of bad loans to come on to the market in China after at least five years in which banks largely sat on their portfolios of troubled loans. The FT reports.

  • Beijing Under Pressure to Bolster Housing Sector Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 10:18 PM ET
    Apartments in China

    Friction is rising over Beijing’s real estate policies, with some top Chinese policy advisers arguing that restrictions should be loosened to avoid an abrupt economic slowdown. The Financial Times reports.

  • James S. Chanos

    The popping of the Chinese real estate bubble has just begun, with the nation likely to experience the types of problems the U.S. has encountered over the past five years, hedge fund titan Jim Chanos told CNBC.

  • Will China's RRR Cut End Bear Market for Stocks? Sunday, 4 Dec 2011 | 5:59 PM ET
    An investor watches the electronic board at the stock exchange in Shanghai, China.

    Chinese stocks got a shot in the arm on Thursday with the Hang Seng surging 5.8%. But analysts say whether the rally continues will depend on a number of factors including the central bank's future moves and further reforms.

  • Markets Focus on Europe, but China May Be Bigger Worry Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 1:58 PM ET
    Great Wall of China

    China's move this week to keep its economy afloat isn't getting the big headlines that Europe got, but it may be more significant for the world economy.  Here's why.

  • China Monetary Easing a Done Deal: Analysts Sunday, 27 Nov 2011 | 8:31 PM ET

    With China's November factory activity sinking to a 32-month low, analysts say China's central bank will almost certainly ease monetary policy in the coming months but through cuts in reserve ratios rather than interest rates.

  • 5 Things to Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving Thursday, 24 Nov 2011 | 1:08 AM ET

    With stocks in Europe and the U.S. falling to 7-week lows and plenty of gloom around, investors may be hard-pressed to find cheer this Thanksgiving. But if you were forced, in between Turkey bites, to list some reasons to be thankful for, we’re offering you five.

  • Tough Decisions Face China as Global Woes Grow Sunday, 20 Nov 2011 | 10:25 PM ET
    Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center, in Shanghai.

    As global growth worries are coming to a head, China's policymakers are increasingly facing a tough choice: whether to get serious about ending their long-reliance on exports to power gross domestic product (GDP).

  • As China Slows, the Loan Sharks Come Knocking Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 10:55 PM ET
    A worker operates machines for making yarn at a textile factory in Huaibei, east China's Anhui province.

    As China’s economy has begun to slow, more and more entrepreneurs are finding themselves unable to meet debt payments on which interest rates often run as high as 70 percent in the thriving unregulated, loan system. The NYT reports.

  • China's Slowdown is Totally Manufactured: Fund Manager Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 11:24 PM ET
    A policeman patrols under a giant communist emblem on the Tiananmen Square on June 28, 2011 in Beijing, China.

    China's gross domestic product growth slowed to 9.1 percent in the last quarter, its slowest pace in two years. But one fund manager says the moderating pace is exactly what the Chinese government wants and he remains bullish on the country's stocks.

  • Great Wall of China

    Disappointing Chinese GDP (gross domestic product) figures for the third quarter come amid increasing worries about inflation and local government debt in the economic powerhouse.

  • Bernanke Attacks China Over Currency Policy Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 11:37 PM ET

    The chairman of the US Federal Reserve has accused China of damaging prospects for a global economic recovery through its deliberate intervention in the currency market to hold down the value of the renminbi. The FT reports.

  • Fed Easing Will Boost Stocks By Year-End: Strategist Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 2:38 AM ET

    Global stocks have dropped by more than 20 percent since late July, but one strategist says he expects stocks to bounce back by year-end because of further Federal Reserve easing.

  • China’s easing inflation and concerns of a global economic slowdown have prompted expectations that Beijing is done with tightening for now. One senior market watcher, however, is going a step further, expecting the central bank to start easing monetary policy.

  • China Trade Figures Highlight Global Divide Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 | 7:29 PM ET

    Beijing is likely to face international pressure to allow its currency to appreciate faster as national trade with other countries remains robust. The FT reports.

  • China needs to float its currency in order to minimize financial imbalances that can cause another global recession, Australian Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Latin American Banks Cozy Up to Asia Amid Turmoil Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 11:40 AM ET
    Banco Pine Headquarters, Brazil

    Market turmoil in Europe and the U.S. may have made financial institutions in Asia—particularly China—even more attractive sources of credit for Latin American banks.

  • Pedestrians walk past a branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in central Beijing.

    China’s banks have been putting aside more money to prepare for rising losses from loans to local governments. According to a recent report by China Construction Bank, mainland lenders have already put aside double their expected non-performing loans (NPLs) as reserves.

  • Euro Sags, Kiwi Gets a Lift Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 8:48 AM ET

    The debt crisis drags on in Europe and inflation is up down under — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • How to Trade on New Zealand's GDP Report Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 11:44 AM ET
    Close-up of paper money of new Zealand

    New Zealand is shaking off the economic effects of the February earthquake, and that's creating a trading opportunity.