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Beijing Cannot Count On Easy Money To Sustain Its Economic Miracle

Showing classic symptoms of a mania, Chinese investors are borrowing heavily to buy stocks and flipping them quickly, the Financial Times reported in a commentary. On average, they are holding them for barely two weeks, compared with four months in t ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 12/16/2014 - 22:57 - 0 comments

China Sets Up Fund to Bail Out Troubled Trust Firms

China has set up a fund to bail out trust firms that run into trouble, putting a safety net under a major portion of the country’s fast-growing shadow-banking sector, which has played a big role in financing riskier areas of the economy, The Wall Stree ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 12/14/2014 - 23:24 - 0 comments

China's Largest International Arbitration Institution Adopts New Procedural Rules

The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) has unveiled new procedural rules taking effect on January 1, 2015 (the “2015 Rules”). The 2015 Rules modify existing CIETAC procedural rules effective since May 1, 2012 (the “20 ...

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Allens Focus: The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

In brief: After almost 10 years of negotiations between the nations, on 17 November 2014, Prime Minister Abbott and President Xi announced the conclusion of negotiations on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). Once implemented, the ChAFTA i ...

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China Adds Cash to Banking System to Spur Growth

China is adding more cash to its financial system to spur growth, according to people with knowledge of the matter, even as the country’s leadership expresses a willingness to accept a slower economic pace—what President Xi Jinping has called a “new norm ...

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Seize the Day. An Outlook on Turnaround and Restructuring in Asia-Pacific 2014. Rising Stress Breeds Rising Concern

Asia-Pacific was able to weather the financial storm in 2009, demonstrating a resilience not seen in other parts of the world. However, once-promising growth prospects across Asia-Pacific are giving way to more conservative attitudes, as regional economi ...

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Enterprise Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Review

Please find attached the June 2014 edition of the Enterprise Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Review, produced by the Restructuring and Insolvency Department of W&H Law Firm, Beijing. This quarterly publication is intended to inform scholars, j ...

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Cross-Border Insolvencies - Recognition of Foreign Liquidators in Hong Kong

by DLA Piper - Jonathan Leitch, Partner A recent decision of the High Court in Hong Kong confirms that foreign liquidators from other common law jurisdictions with similar insolvency laws may obtain recognition and certain types of assistance wit ...

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China Credit - Relaxation of Restrictions on Cross-Border Security

by DLA Piper - Jonathan Leitch, Partner, Carolyn Dong, Partner and Peter Li, Lawyer Recent regulatory changes by China’s foreign exchange authority have made it significantly easier for foreign lenders to take security over domestic assets and to ...

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Local Concerns vs. Offshore Creditors’ Interests in Chinese Restructurings

Mainland China has, for some time, been enjoying a wave of foreign investment. Recent high profile defaults have turned the spotlight on whether the initial investment structuring adequately protects offshore investors and what strategies foreign investo ...

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