Chinese banks feel the pain

The country's banks are grappling with interest rate liberalisation but the long-term diagnosis is for a healthier system.

Chinese banks feel the pain

China’s banking sector appears to have lost its appeal to global investors but there are signs of a possible upturn.

The trading of listed commercial banks remains depressed as the valuation of their shares dropped to a price-to-book ratio of about 1 times 12-month 2014 PB, from a 2007 peak of 4 times.

Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and HSBC have sold stakes in Chinese banks or insurance companies during 2013....

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