China in MEA: more than bricks and mortar

China in MEA: more than bricks and mortar

By KANIKA SAIGAL

Five years after China launched its Belt and Road Initiative, its ambitions in the Middle East and Africa are beginning to go beyond infrastructure and oil.

Chinese banks slow lending

Chinese banks slow lending

Mainland banks have long been known for their penchant to commit chunky amounts to loans, either as participants or as book runners, but that is changing, say loans bankers in the region.

Nepal's licence to bank

Nepal's licence to bank

By ERIC ELLIS

The country has a tiny economy, yet there are almost 250 active financial institutions.

Mainland master stirs up Hong Kong market

Mainland master stirs up Hong Kong market

By ERIC ELLIS

Charles Li has courted controversy in his shake-up of the Hong Kong stock exchange, but is he a plant for Beijing, or a polished professional with a mandate to modernize and internationalize the city’s exchanges?

Greater Bay binds old Hong Kong to new Shenzhen

Greater Bay binds old Hong Kong to new Shenzhen

By ELLIOT WILSON

Never shy about championing its latest grand development plan, Beijing is set to unveil the Greater Bay Area, a scheme designed to bind together the economies of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

The two faces of China's bond regulators

The two faces of China's bond regulators

By MATTHEW THOMAS

The National Development and Reform Commission is China’s economic planner, overseeing everything from construction projects to the management of sugar reserves, but its approach to offshore bond approvals is chaotic and could cause lasting damage to the country’s bond issuers.

Asiamoney trade finance survey 2018: Your bank needs you

Asiamoney trade finance survey 2018: Your bank needs you

By MATTHEW THOMAS

It is one thing to win a client’s business, but quite another to have their vocal support, so Asiamoney put the question: ‘Which trade finance banks would you recommend enthusiastically?’ to companies around the region.