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Interview transcript: Sir Paul Tucker, former deputy governor, Bank of England
Date: Mar 31, 2014   |   Author: Sir Paul Tucker
Sir Paul Tucker, former deputy governor, Bank of England, talks about integrating the financial and real economies, measuring capital flows, and economic stability.
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Bank of England financial stability report finds UK banks' capital ratios may be overstated
Date: Dec 05, 2012   |   Author: Mervyn King
Mervyn King, Bank of England governor, feels that future credit losses may be understated, costs arising from past failures may not be fully recognised, and risk weights used to calculate banks' capital ratios may be too optimistic.
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Liberalisation of China’s interest rate market to spur commercial banks’ competitiveness
Date: Sep 13, 2012   |   Author: Li Lin
Li Lin, general manager of strategy development and planning at Shanghai Pudong Development Bank discusses the liberalisation of China’s interest rate market.
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News Analysis
Taiwan to further economic integration with China through new currency clearing system
Date: Sep 03, 2012   |   Author: Baron Laudermilk
Taiwan’s Rmb clearing system agreement with China is a major step towards it becoming an offshore Rmb hub. But fiscally, it lags far behind Hong Kong.
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Research Note
Chinese bank results indicate weaker growth, but megabanks remain highly profitable
Date: Aug 29, 2012   |   Author: Baron Laudermilk
China’s big four banks are expected to post weaker results on the back of rising NPLs and a slowdown in economic growth.
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US corporates losing out on renminbi transactions
Date: Jul 24, 2012   |   Author: Baron Laudermilk
Survey on the use of renminbi by businesses worldwide finds that US corporates are not capitalizing on the benefits of conducting payments and trades in renminbi.
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PBoC should adopt solutions-driven approach in pilot cross-border payment programme
Date: Jul 17, 2012   |   Author: Baron Laudermilk
David Koh, head of treasury services for Greater China at JPMorgan, shares his thoughts on the significance of PBoC’s new initiatives regarding its cross-border Rmb programmes.
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Research Note
Economic slowdown in China prompts rate cuts and increased SME funding
Date: Jul 16, 2012   |   Author: Baron Laudermilk
Beijing has made two rate cuts in lending over the last month to boost economic growth, but this is not enough to stimulate the economy.

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