Focus Group News

Upcoming Focus Group Meetings

Posted on Wednesday, 18 January 2017

FS and AE&M focus groups will hold their FG meeting in late February.

Financial Services Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q3 2016

Posted on Monday, 14 November 2016

In this update you will read: China’s 3Q16 GDP growth; the RMB has been formally included in the IMF’s Special Drawing Right basket; seven new FTZs announced; PBOC approved new guidelines approving the establishment of the onshore CDS market.

Financial Services Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q2 2016

Posted on Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Whilst the weakness of the pound and projects to slash corporate taxes can make the United-Kingdom appear more attractive, the uncertainty over European passports and more generally trade agreements will probably affect investment decisions

Financial Services Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q1 2016

Posted on Tuesday, 19 April 2016

In this Update you will read about Economic Development, Highlights from the 2016 National People’s Congress, Shift from Business Tax to VAT, Shanghai Insurance Exchange.

Financial Services Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q4 2015

Posted on Friday, 22 January 2016

In this report you will read some financial services developments and regulatory highlights from October to December 2015.

Financial Services Focus Group Quarterly Update – Q3 2015

Posted on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

During Q3 2015, the Central Bank announced that it would continue to implement a prudent monetary policy and improve the financial system's capability to serve the real economy, ongoing trends from Q2 15.

Financial Services Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q1 2015

Posted on Monday, 15 June 2015

The first quarter of 2015 saw many regulations issued by financial regulators, including the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE).

Financial Services Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q4 2014

Posted on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

The FSFG held its quarterly committee meeting on 16 December at Il Nascondiglio where we reviewed Q4 events and sketched out our programme for 2015.

The UK’s Anti-Corruption Plan

Posted on Monday, 22 December 2014

The plan follows the UK strategy for combatting serious and organised crime, and applies the “four Ps” to bribery & corruption. Namely to “Pursue” wrongdoers, to “Prevent” people from engaging in corruption, to “Protect” through risk assessments and transparency and to “Prepare”, by assisting whistle-blowers and raising global standards.

RMB Products and Services in London Register Substantial Growth

Posted on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

A new report published by the City of London Corporation has shown that London’s RMB business volumes have continued to grow during the first half of 2014 as the international use of the Chinese currency has increased.