Growth in the shadow banking system rocketed in 2012 but a heavy reliance on wealth-management products for liquidity raises questions for 2013.
Credit and liquidity conditions should remain robust in 2013, but the rising popularity of alternative sources of financing poses increasing risks
China Confidential has identified 10 durable, long-term trends and 10 potential danger-spots for the Chinese economy in 2013 and beyond
Underground and non-bank loan volumes rose in November, but lower corporate bond issuance and muted bank lending growth resulted in a sequential fall in total social financing
A selection of key financial data over the past fortnight.
Banks are stepping back from investment in chengtou bonds and infrastructure trusts, in what could be an ominous sign for LGFV debt
The China Confidential Rural Wealth Index rose to 54.4 in November, up from 53.4 in October, as pork prices recovered and rural machinery sales were strong.
A dispute over a non-performing wealth-management product sold by Huaxia Bank has highlighted growing concerns over the risks associated with these increasingly popular but extremely opaque financial products.
Accusations leveled against the China subsidiaries of five global auditors have reignited concerns over the future outlook for US-listed Chinese companies.
A selection of key financial data over the past fortnight
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