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Banking Newsletter - A newsletter for the China banking community 

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Analysis of China’s top 10 listed banks' results for the third quarter of 2014

The newsletter presents an overview of Top 10 Listed Banks' overseas M&A activities since 2006, in addition to the analysis of the financial position and operating performance of the Top 10 Listed Banks in the first three quarters of 2014. Key messages include:
  • Another robust year by number of deals
  • ICBC the most active buyer
  • Seeking controlling interests
  • Eyes on neighbouring area & emerging markets
  • M&A activities are becoming more diversified, sophisticated and comprehensive

Highlights of Top 10 Listed Banks' financial position and operating performance include:
  • Profit growth slowed; cost control remained strong
  • ROE dropped by 0.58 ppts QoQ; NIM narrowed slightly
  • Negative growth for intermediary business
  • QoQ decline in assets and liabilities
  • Increases in both the NPL balance and NPL ratio
  • PBOC provided liquidity support through MLF to the Large Commercial Banks
  • QoQ increase of CARs driven by Tier-2 capital instruments

Previous issues of Banking Newsletter for the China banking community
Raymond Yung
Tel: +[86] (10) 6533 2121 Email
Margarita Ho
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