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Raising Ratings Standards in China with Lianhe Global

On 21 October 2020, Lianhe Global participated in the “2nd China Fixed Income Summit” organized by FinanceAsia. During the virtual event, Dr. Stan Ho, the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and Responsible Officer of Lianhe Global, participated in a one-on-one Q&A session with Iain Bell, Head of Events Programming.

Russia's VTB seizes China growth opportunities

Growing ties between Russian and Chinese companies have led to a need for new financing capabilities from banking partners. As the only Russian bank with a full banking license in China, VTB Bank is well-positioned to assist. FinanceAsia spoke with Yuri Soloviev, First Deputy President and Chairman of VTB, about the bank’s plans for the future.

Pandemic Progress Check: China Homebuilding

Contracted sales of Chinese property developers have largely recovered since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Nationwide monthly sales declined by up to 35% at the pandemic’s peak in February 2020 when the government ordered most sales offices to shut, but have since rebounded. Monthly sales growth turned positive in year-on-year terms since May 2020, and cumulative nationwide contracted sales up to September 2020 were 6% higher than in the same period in 2019.

China Market Reforms Lift Securities Growth Prospects

Capital markets in China remain underdeveloped when compared with global peers, despite rapid progress over the last decade. Heavy reliance on indirect finance, evolving regulatory and legal frameworks, and visible government interventions highlight capital markets' weakness in terms of depth and breadth. Fitch Ratings believes ongoing regulatory reforms could strengthen the capital markets framework and thus sustain further development, improving financial system stability and capital mobility.

Making greenfield projects more viable amid uncertainty

Increasing infrastructure capacity in Australia relies on improvements to the procurement process that will, in turn, foster innovation and best practice, said experts at a roundtable hosted by ANZ and FinanceAsia. More risk sharing and a greater focus on sustainability are among key goals.