Our research and analysis on Government Finance
The following in-depth pieces represent our archive of research and analysis on Government Finance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beijing steers its economy towards sustainable growth
Date: Jun 29, 2012 | Author: Baron Laudermilk
Chris Leung, senior economist for the Greater China region at DBS Bank Hong Kong, believes that despite fears of an economic slowdown in China, Beijing is making the right moves to enhance its economy in the long run.