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Enstrusted lending in China: a shadow banking primer

Enstrusted lending in China: a shadow banking primer
By Luke Deer for China Brain
 
Entrusted lending became the second largest source of financing in China in 2013 after bank loans and the largest shadow lending channel. This article explains the entrusted lending channel, looks at why it grew and at how recent changes to inter-enterprise lending rules may impact on entrusted loans.
 
 
Entrusted lending is a unique feature of shadow ...

China, the Green Energy Superpower

China, the Green Energy Superpower
Investment in green energy is on the rise, and a world powered entirely by renewables is no longer a distant dream. It is the developing countries however, and China in particular, that is driving this green revolution. And these charts, from the REN21 Renewables 2016 Global Status report and the United Nations Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016 report, show how China is paving the way to a clean energy ...

New Pollution Action Plan for China

New Pollution Action Plan for China
A new set of Environmental regulations on air, water and soil pollution have recently been announced by China`s State Council: the Soil Pollution and Prevention Action Plan (also know as Soil Ten an “extension” of the Water Ten Plan). The plan outlines 10 headline actions split into 35 categories and 231 specific points aimed at making 95% of currently contaminated land fit to reuse for either agricultural purposes or urban development by ...

China- Pakistan Energy projects reaching fruition

China- Pakistan Energy projects reaching fruition
The China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is now gaining momentum with the completion of phase 1 of a 300-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant. Financed by the Export Import Bank of China and built by Chinese energy conglomerate Zonergy Co, has been connected to the grid in the Punjab Province of Pakistan at the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Bahawalpur. A major milestone in the economic cooperation between China and Pakistan: this is the first phase of the 900MW plant that is to be the ...

Chinese FDI in Europe at record levels

Chinese FDI in Europe at record levels
Chinese investment in Europe is now at a record high despite a sense of continuing economic crisis in both China and the EU. Last year, Chinese takeovers in the EU-28 reached a record volume of approximately €20 billion, equivalent to an increase of 44 per cent compared to 2014. China has now become one of the main drivers behind global capital flows, growing into one of the three biggest foreign investors in the world. This development has increased the competition for Chinese ...

Mongolia - China relations

Mongolia - China relations
Mongolia’s economic potential is significant, with vast deposits of copper and coking coal situated close to its main market in China: according to World Bank estimates, Mongolia's economy in the coming decade will grow on average at 15 per cent. However, this potential is vulnerable as the country is increasingly reliant on two main commodities being exported to one country, making Mongolia susceptible to external shocks such as changes in commodity prices and demand in China. ...

Reshaping the automobile market in China: digitisation

Reshaping the automobile market in China: digitisation
For many years, foreign manufacturers experienced record growth in China. But those days are over: last year, all major car makers reported slower growth in the world’s largest car market. China’s economic slowdown can only partially explain this phenomenon. The other reason is that local car brands have become serious competitors. Furthermore the rapidly proceeding digitisation of cars and traffic systems in China could amplify this ...

China State Construction Engineering Corporation

China State Construction Engineering Corporation
China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (CSCEC) is China’s largest construction and real estate conglomerate. It is a public company listed on the  Shanghai Stock Exchange and ranked 37th among Fortune Global 500 companies in 2015.
 

 
Specializing in building construction projects, real estate development and investment, infrastructure construction and investment, as well as design and ...

Africa remains a favoured destination for growth.

Africa remains a favoured destination for growth.
The story of China’s growing influence in Africa has caught the attention of many around the world but now people are worried about the apparent 84% plunge in Chinese investment across the continent. Admittedly, affected by the global economic downturn, Chinese investors are becoming more cautious when investing in volatile markets with political, currency or security risks, especially in the extractive industries. Engagement with Africa has become more diverse and complex, and ...

Zhuhai

Zhuhai
Overview.
Located in the southwest of the Pearl River estuary in Guangdong Province, with Hong Kong in the east and Macao in the south. It is a key point of the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road. In just three decades Zhuhai has gone from a poor fishing village to a prosperous modern city as one of China’s first special economic zones: the city has always prioritized ecological development, boasting one of the best environments in China. Since the Hengqin FTZ (Free Trade ...

The Globalization of Chinese banking

The Globalization of Chinese banking
With increasing integration into the global economy. There is good reason to believe that the Chinese economy has reached a point where its status as the biggest export country will also soon become the biggest in outbound direct investment.
 
 
This new model requires not only Chinese enterprises to expand their global businesses, but also China's banking sector to accelerate its internationalisation. One particularly striking ...

A Tale of Two Economies

A Tale of Two Economies
By Andy Mok for China Brain.
 
For China’s economy, 2016 is both the best of times and the worst of times. To carry on with the Dickensian analogy, many in China bask in a balmy spring of hope while others endure a punishing winter of despair.
 
 
At the national level, as the table below shows, China is doing well compared to its peers. While the size of China’s economy is ...

Tax Evasion in China. The Trillion Yuan Heist

Tax Evasion in China. The Trillion Yuan Heist
"In any market, especially one as competitive the Chinese market, the % margin spent on tax makes an enormous difference to a company's bottom line, and therefore to their ability to grow and invest"   By Andy Clayton.
 
The Chinese market is not only famous for being “bigger that you can understand", but also "more competitive than you can ...

China Food Safety: Regulation, Markets & Outlook

China Food Safety: Regulation, Markets & Outlook
By Paul O`Brien for China Brain
Overview
 
Understanding how China regulates its food supply chain is greatly facilitated by dividing it into two broad categories. The first is regulation of all farming orientated activities (crop cultivation, animal husbandry and fishing) and the regulation of all associated farming inputs/outputs officially termed edible agricultural products as regulated by “The Law of the People’s Republic ...

China`s land connectivity: thinking big

China`s land connectivity: thinking big
Focused on spreading growth and development to China’s less-developed areas by linking north-western and north-eastern Chinese regions to Central Europe, South and West Asian countries, China`s 21st Century Silk Road Economic belt is gaining traction.
 
 
Volumes of container cargo travelling between China and Europe by rail are growing as operators increase frequencies and state organisations along the route lend their weight to ...

Chinese growth trends to note

Chinese growth trends to note
139.2 million outbound tourists, Chinas hottest export
 

 
Consumer demand is growing so fast that China just can’t contain it. Burgeoning consumer demand and an increasingly globally minded populace saw China became the largest global source of outbound tourists in 2015. 120 million Chinese travelled out of China last year, spending a whopping $229 billion overseas and charting a 19.5% increase y-o-y on the 109 ...

Understanding the NPC

Understanding the NPC
Every March, top lawmakers and political advisors gather in the capital from all over the country to attend the "lianghui," or "two meetings" where they review the performance of the government over the past year and hear new policies and major economic targets.
 
 
The two parts of the "lianghui" are the National People's Congress (NPC), which is the country's top legislature, and the Chinese ...

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