The NPLs which accounted for almost half of net incomes generated by the banks marked a 2% uptick from the same period in the previous year.
Risks of loans to Industries like property, engineering, steel, and PV, which are closely related to cyclical economic growth or have struggled to deal with overcapacity issue, are on high alert
Some countries are passing on their domestic crisis to their global peers by overtly easing their monetary policies
Spending by the Chinese government was 1.61 trillion yuan in January-February period, while income was 2.24 trillion yuan, the ministry said, leaving a surplus of 630 billioni yuan
Local governments ramped up their efforts to borrow in 2012, taking debt levels to around 10.7 trillion yuan, to finance infrastructure projects supported by the central government’ stimulus plan.
China's banking regulator is "carrying out researches" on a loan-to-deposit ratio capped on the country's lenders
Combined new loans from the biggest four state-owned banks totaled 205 billion yuan ending February 25, down by nearly 50 billion from 250 billion ending February 18
The non-performing loan outstanding of commercial banks rose by 64.7 billion RMB by the end of December, 2012, compared with a year ago and the NPL ratio dropped 0.05% from a year earlier
S&P predicted the average return on assets in Chinese banks will fall to 0.9-1.0 percent in 2013 due to rising credit losses and falling net interest margins.
Preparations are under way to revamp management rules of the fund so that the funds could be invested into China's stock market
The significant move reflects building pressures even on the powerful state-owned banks as they scramble for deposits to meet regulatory requirement following a lending spurt at the beginning of the year.
The People's Bank of China drained 30 billion yuan via 28-day repo Tuesday.
New loans in January hit the highest level since February 2010, beating a consensus forecast by economists of 980 billion yuan.
The yuan is expected to rise 2 percent against the dollar in 2013 in the baseline scenario, Barclays said, but adding that possibilities of a cheaper yuan could not be ruled out.
Chinese banks have fastened their pace in extending new loans in the fresh year, on track to exceed 1 trillion yuan in January, a scenario that has been seen in the years from 2009 to 2011.
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