Analysts expect a regulatory clampdown to continue in China, and the central bank to continue to tighten policy

China’s main stock indexes extended losses on Wednesday morning as investors were restrained by lingering worries over tougher regulation and a shift (...)

The People’s Bank of China declined to immediately comment on the investigation when contacted by Reuters

China’s central bank is investigating the accuracy of non-performing loans (NPLs) data at banks, people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reute(...)

The  room in Shanghai where this weekend’s G20 meeting will be held. Photograph: AP

Worries about Chinese economic growth and its impact on the world economy will be on everybody’s minds as finance ministers and central bankers from t(...)

China has reported its slowest quarterly economic growth since the global financial crisis.  Photograph: Reuters

China’s central bank cut interest rates on Friday for the sixth time in less than a year, and it again lowered the amount of cash that banks must hold(...)

The People’s Bank of China in Beijing:  the bank,  the ministry of housing and urban-rural development and the ministry of finance have lowered the downpayment required on a second apartment  to 20 per cent. Photograph:  Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

As investors slowly start to count the cost of the recent collapse in the Chinese stock markets and begin to seek other options, the sell-off could dr(...)

Foreign currency exchange booth in Hong Kong:  the surprise devaluation of the Chinese yuan this week unsettled global financial markets. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

The last few weeks, with heavy Chinese government intervention in the stock market and now in the currency markets, have offered a lesson in how th(...)

An analyst reads a brochure from the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd, during the company’s earnings news conference in Hong Kong yesterday. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

Sometimes watching the People’s Bank of China building a strategy is like watching somebody trying to solve an ancient Song dynasty Tangram puzzle – a(...)

Taking note: the renminbi’s decline to a four-year low weighed on equities and commodities. Photograph: Reuters

The People’s Bank of China sought to dispel fears of a prolonged fall in the renminbi yesterday. The currency fell sharply for a second consecutive da(...)

Shoppers walk near a Christmas tree in China.  Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

Christmas is not a traditional holiday in China, but shengdan jie is rapidly developing into part of the commercial calendar and shengdan laoren, or S(...)

Qingdao port, Shandong province: the People’s Bank of China will encourage banks to lend more to exporters to boost shipments. photograph: china stringer network/reuters

China’s economy continues to expand, but at a slower rate than previously – GDP rose 7.4 per cent in the first quarter, year on year, the slowest rate(...)

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