In 2008, the invisible hand of the free market delivered a mighty slap to the world economy. Since the financial crisis, regulators have been trying to keep their countries’ biggest financial firms from getting “too big to fail,” which means greater scrutiny on financial products and the behemoths that run them. China is no exception. The country’s biggest mobile payment players have become a dangerously integral part of China’s financial infrastructure. Readers with an interest in China’s financial regulatory bodies or institutions that might be too big to fail will appreciate Caixin’s insightful article.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why regulators have become more interested in identifying financial institutions of global significance,
- Why mobile payment apps are making the list and
- How inclusion on this list will affect those institutions.
About the Authors
Zhang Yuzhe and Lin Jinbing write for Beijing-based Caixin.