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China - Articles and news items

Deutsche Bank appoints new China head of Corporate Bank and Trade Finance and Cash Management for Corporates

Movers & appointments, News / 11 March 2014 / Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank (China) Co Ltd. today announced the appointment of Anthony Lin as Head of Corporate Bank (CBC) and Trade Finance & Cash Management for Corporates (TF/CMC) in China

Research on Chinese financial liberalization highlights stark differences between views of onshore and offshore institutional investors

News, Treasury news / 27 February 2014 / State Street

Current views on China’s financial liberalization highlight wide variances between onshore and offshore investors, according to new research by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) commissioned by State Street Corporation.

The Lenzing Group chooses Deutsche Bank for Renminbi cross-border cash pooling in China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone

News, Treasury news / 17 February 2014 / Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division today announced that it has been selected by The Lenzing Group (Lenzing) as cash management bank in the China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone.

BofA Merrill GTS enhances China treasury management solution suite

News, Treasury news / 13 February 2014 / Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Transaction Services (GTS) today announced a major enhancement to its suite of end-to-end China treasury management solutions.

Bolero announces integration with China Systems’ Eximbills

News, Trading news / 28 November 2013 / Bolero

Bolero International Ltd and China Systems have finalised the full integration between Bolero Exchange and Eximbills Enterprise…

Tullett Prebon Information offers innovative Chinese bond pricing service

News, Treasury news / 9 September 2013 /

Tullett Prebon Information now offers a comprehensive pricing service for Chinese Bonds…

Waiting for the engine to stall

July/August 2013 / 19 July 2013 / Eleanor Hill, Editor, FX-MM

FX-MM’s monthly look at the factors affecting the global economy, and the financial markets.

Chinese Renminbi overtakes Russian Rouble in World Payments Currency

News, Treasury news / 27 February 2013 /

Chinese Renminbi payments grew in value by 24% in the last month whilst the Rouble dropped 5.4%…

BNP Paribas goes live with Chinese language version of Cortex FX

News, Trading news / 10 January 2013 / BNP Paribas

Extends BNP Paribas’s ability to deliver its electronic foreign exchange products, tools and services to its Chinese client base…

China data center market forecast to grow 20% year on year for next 5 years

News, Technology news / 7 December 2012 / DCD Intelligence

New analyst report ‘China Data Center Market Trends 2012 – 2013’ just released by DCD Intelligence…

Pressure mounts on Merkel

November 2012 / 5 November 2012 / Steve Shaw, Editor, FX-MM

FX-MM’s monthly look at the economic issues affecting sentiment in global markets and their implications for the major currencies.

The global economic crisis has affected countries differently, but the impact on growth has generally been the same – i.e. broadly negative. The inter-dependency between economies has never been stronger than it is today and the resultant currency fluctuations that we are seeing are an additional hurdle that some countries are struggling to overcome in order to get their economies back on track. With few other options available, central banks are using quantitative easing, low interest rates and other forms of intervention to support governments which have little choice but to cut spending, thereby potentially slowing their economic growth further.

UK takes aggressive approach to reducing its national debt: The UK, for example, has been focusing heavily on reducing its national debt over the last two years. The government’s efforts towards this objective have had such an impact on the economy that growth, according to FSA chief Lord Turner, could be impacted for years to come. The Bank of England has had very little room for manoeuvre and has engaged in further stimulus, but the effectiveness of this strategy is now being called into question.

Spain – preparing for a bailout?

October 2012 / 5 October 2012 / Steve Shaw, Editor, FX-MM

The focus of attention is currently Spain. Behind the scenes, EU authorities are hard at work helping Madrid to craft a comprehensive economic reform programme. The idea is to pave the way for a rescue plan, with the ECB buying unlimited quantities of the country’s bonds. The problem is that while Spain clearly needs help, and looks unlikely to be able to get by without it, Mariano Rajoy has still not signalled that he intends to make such a request. There is considerable concern in Spain about the terms and conditions which are likely to be attached to any possible bailout, but there does seem to be a certain inevitability that Spain will be making a bailout announcement soon.

The ECB has finally unveiled plans to buy bonds from the most heavily indebted eurozone countries in order for them to access the financial markets at sustainable rates. It is effectively a ‘backstop’ according to ECB President Mario Draghi. High borrowing costs are playing a large part in preventing struggling economies from getting back on the road to recovery – lenders want to see austerity measures implemented, and working, before they lend cash to struggling countries, but the bigger the spending cuts the higher the negative impact on growth.

PTS Consulting Group fast-tracks International Hedge Funds into China investment markets

News, Technology news / 20 September 2012 / PTS Consulting Group

Managed service licence granted to operate in time for QDLP reforms…

SunGard-sponsored Celent survey finds large Chinese financial institutions need to improve risk management

News, Treasury news / 15 August 2012 / SunGard

Only 11% believe that their existing systems can meet their risk management needs…

PAY.ON offers payment providers worldwide easy access to 145 million Chinese online shoppers

News / 14 August 2012 / PAY.ON AG

PAY.ON AG integrates China UnionPay and ChinaPay into its routing gateway PayPipe…