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Alibaba plays trademark card to protect lead as China's $8 bln e-commerce spree nears
A trademark spat between Alibaba Group and rival flared into public view after JD published an Alibaba letter urging publishers to be careful about advertising in promotions for China's annual "Singles' Day" spree. Full Article
中国正在加快自由贸易区的建设步伐。继上海自由贸易区运行一年后,接近官方的两位消息人士周二透露,广东、天津和福建设立自贸区的方案年内有望完成审批。 Full Article
China to free clearing market for bank cards
China will open up its market for clearing domestic bank card transactions, the cabinet said on Wednesday, in a move that could benefit companies such as Visa Inc and Mastercard, in a booming market worth more than $1 trillion a year. Full Article
尽管今年中国在亚洲和欧洲金融中心快速铺开使用人民币,但银行家已在期盼把加拿大和中东当作离岸人民币业务接下来的增长地区。 Full Article
China banks' bad loans surge, credit crunch could spread west
China's five biggest banks reported sharply rising bad loans for the third quarter as the economy slows, with one adding that a credit crunch squeezing small companies in the country's export-oriented eastern provinces may be spreading westwards. Full Article
明年将是中国信用风险踩雷高发期 非政府债务成雷区
中国招商银行 金融市场部最新报告认为,从国内外宏观经济环境而言,信用环境最糟糕的时刻尚未到来,未来将继续趋势性收紧,非政府类债务将成为“雷区”,明年有可能进入“踩雷”高发期。 Full Article


ALB 2014 Client Choice Top 20
As a service industry, legal is all about satisfying clients. The 2014 ALB China Client Choice Top 20 has identified the top lawyers across practice areas who are the most popular with clients in mainland China. Full Article
One foot in the door
Not long ago, offshore firms were primarily involved in PRC-focused transactions through structures set up by international investors to invest in China. Recently, however, large Chinese SOEs and private companies have begun investing around the world in Africa, the U.S... Full Article
Private interest
Private equity investments are continuing to flow into China, particularly in the TMT sector, and foreign funds are beginning to take on increasingly risky propositions, says Raghavendra Verma Full Article
Access granted
U.S. investment firms are readying the first line of exchange-traded funds designed to give American investors access to China’s swelling onshore bond market, which has been largely closed off to foreigners. Ashley Lau reports Full Article

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