IFC's ABC for Chinese banks

China IFC country manager Karin Finkelston discusses the opportunities and challenges of investing in the Mainland''s private banking sector.

The International Finance Corporation's mission is to find promising private sector investments and introduce them to international corporate and accounting standards. In China, the IFC has invested in two majority privately owned banks. But only half their loans go to private companies. Karin Finkelston explains.

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