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Lurking in the Shadows -- the Risks From Nonbank Intermediation in China

Nigel Chalk | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business
Nigel Chalk

In the 12 months to June, over RMB 600 billion poured into China from short-term lending by nonresidents to Chinese corporations. These developments are worrying for four broad reasons.

U.S. Banks Finally Increasing Lending In Good Sign For Investors

Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

Major U.S. banks appear to be finally opening the lending spigot. Second-quarter earnings reports due this month are likely to reveal a slight reve...

Regulators Investigate Whether Banks Formed Cartel To Manipulate Interest Rates

Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

U.S. regulators are probing whether some major banks colluded to manipulate a global benchmark interest rate before and during the financial crisis, t...

Asia: Leading the Global Recovery

Anoop Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anoop Singh

I am in China this week to present our new Asia-Pacific Regional Economic Outlook in Shanghai. I remain as impressed as ever by China's energy and vib...

Why China Is Dangerous for Your Money

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

You don't quadruple loan volume during a recession by tightening lending standards. Loose lending leads to inflation or defaults or both. And if any country's banking system has too much of it, the end isn't pretty.