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Over 120 listed Chinese firms delay annual reports past regulatory deadline

01 May 2020

SHANGHAI The number of mainland China-listed firms to delay filing annual reports past the regulatory deadline of April 30 has surged to 129, from four the year before, an indicator of the level of disruption that will linger after coronavirus lockdowns end.

Over 120 listed Chinese firms delay annual reports past regulatory deadline

01 May 2020

SHANGHAI, May 1 The number of mainland China-listed firms to delay filing annual reports past the regulatory deadline of April 30 has surged to 129, from four the year before, an indicator of the level of disruption that will linger after coronavirus lockdowns end.

China's big banks flag asset pressure due to virus, boding ill for smaller kin

30 Mar 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's largest state banks said the impact of restrictions on movement imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus could pull down asset quality as borrowers struggle to repay loans, though they are likely big enough to weather any fallout.

China's big banks flag asset pressure due to virus, boding ill for smaller kin

30 Mar 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's largest state banks said the impact of restrictions on movement imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus could pull down asset quality as borrowers struggle to repay loans, though they are likely big enough to weather any fallout.

Foreigners face suspicion in China as coronavirus worsens overseas

27 Mar 2020

SHENZHEN, China/SHANGHAI Francesca Torlai has always got on well with her neighbours when walking her Pekingese mix-breed, Waffles, through the back streets of Beijing, but recently the Italian has started to overhear people referring to her suspiciously.

Foreigners face suspicion in China as coronavirus worsens overseas

27 Mar 2020

SHENZHEN, China/SHANGHAI Francesca Torlai has always got on well with her neighbours when walking her Pekingese mix-breed, Waffles, through the back streets of Beijing, but recently the Italian has started to overhear people referring to her suspiciously.

China's imported coronavirus cases soar as students, expats flock home

21 Mar 2020

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China reported a record rise in imported coronavirus cases on Friday as students and expatriates returned home from the United States and Europe, sparking fears of a second wave of infections just as the country recovers from the initial outbreak.

After fleeing, China-based expats risk being stranded as global borders close

20 Mar 2020

SHANGHAI/SHENZHEN, China Expatriates living in China, who left in droves when the coronavirus outbreak hit in earnest in late January, face rising hurdles as they rush to return and avoid being stranded overseas.

Listed China firms' filing delays hit five-year high as virus thwarts auditors

20 Mar 2020

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG The number of mainland China-listed firms to delay filing annual reports has soared to a five-year high, indicating auditors' struggle to sign off accounts after the government effectively closed businesses last month to slow the coronavirus outbreak.

Listed China firms' filing delays hit five-year high as virus thwarts auditors

20 Mar 2020

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, March 20 The number of mainland China-listed firms to delay filing annual reports has hit a five-year high, indicating auditors' struggle to sign off accounts after the government effectively closed businesses last month to slow the coronavirus outbreak.

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