CHINA'S largest banks posted double-digit increases in lending income in the third quarter, validating some of the earnings optimism that has fuelled a rally in their shares this year...

[NEW YORK] As scores of investment bankers profit from the fee bonanza offered by Chinese companies hunting for deals in the United States, one group is conspicuously absent - Chinese banks.

NOT even the cheapest shares in 13 years can lure investors to China's banks. On a price versus book value basis, Chinese financial firms are trading at the biggest discount since 2004 to both...

TOTAL headcount at China's four largest banks fell in 2016 for the first time in six years, as the lenders cut costs and tried to a-dapt their massive branch networks in the face of competition...

CHINESE bank stocks have gone from cold to hot in a matter of days.

[BEIJING] China's big state-owned banks are poised to modestly accelerate profit growth and see a steady recovery in their shares in 2017 as interest margins stabilise and government policies...