Tuesday , December 12 2017


China’s micro-lender assault threatens path to US listings

BEIJING - JULY 22: (CHINA OUT) A clerk counts stacks of Chinese yuan at a bank on July 22, 2005 in Beijing, China. The People's Bank of China, the central bank, announced on July 21 to scrap the yuan's decade-old peg to the U.S. dollar, and in stead phase in a flexible mechanism of the yuan exchange rates. The exchange rate of yuan vs U.S. dollar was announced at 8.11 vs 1 on July 22. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Bloomberg A new assault by Chinese authorities on the country’s cash micro-lenders threatens to stymie any new listings in New York, as regulators in Beijing escalate their campaign to reduce risks in China’s $40 trillion financial-services sector. According to the International Financial News, China plans to purge the country’s 157 ...

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Banks in Eastern Europe go from punching bags to growth leaders

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Bloomberg Consumer spending is booming. Interest rates are bottoming out. Eastern Europe’s banking sector is on an upswing. After surviving the toxic mix of near-zero borrowing costs, harsh regulatory curbs and damage from foreign-currency mortgages, lenders are benefiting from economic expansion accelerating to the fastest in years across much of ...

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