The IFF China Report 2021

Insight and perspectives from the world’s leaders, premier policy-makers and financiers

Global capital markets

2020 was not a smooth year for capital markets. Following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, liquidity in most banking sectors became constrained, placing stress on corporates and institutions, which required funding to maintain operations. China’s economy rebounded quicker than most, meaning funding has been abundant, but there is still work to be done. In this chapter, policy-makers discuss various reforms and propose enhanced regulatory measures that could bolster China’s capital market even further. On the back of new standards for debt sustainability, authors also discuss ways in which China can further open up its financial market, leading to greater levels of competition and innovation.

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Silver linings

The Covid-19 pandemic and crisis can be used as an opportunity for greener, more sustainable economic development, says Zhu Xian, IFF vice-chairman and vice‑president of the New Development Bank

Further and faster

Jiao Jinhong, chief counsel of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, discusses reforms that will enhance regulation and enforcement for a sound capital market ecosystem

On the right track

A look at China’s financial sector development under the new development paradigm of ‘dual circulation’ by Li Mei, IFF board member and chairperson of China Galaxy Financial Holdings

Back in circulation

China’s financial sector has accomplished much, but an innovation drive is still needed for success under the new development paradigm, says Song Min, IFF Academic Committee member and dean of the School of Economics and Management at Wuhan University

New trends in global capital markets

Risky yield hunting, a sluggish real economy, increasing volatility and the rise of China on the international stage: Jih-Chu Lee, IFF board member and vice-chairperson of Shin Kong Financial Holdings, lists what to look out for in the markets

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