China says it will open up more parts of its vast economy to foreign investment.
The Chinese government announced late Thursday that it will loosen or remove restrictions in various industries, including railways, shipping and power grids.
Some of the changes had been announced previously, such as in the automobile and financial sectors. But one advocacy group for US businesses in China described the latest measures as “positive.”
“Removing some investment barriers in the railway, shipping, and power sectors … shows that China is attempting to show it is indeed opening up,” said William Zarit, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
Beijing has long been criticized for shutting companies from other countries out of large swathes of its economy. Chinese leaders insist they are committed to gradually opening the economy at a suitable pace.
Limited market access has been among the complaints leveled against China by the Trump administration during the escalating trade clash between the two countries.
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Hot Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: SunTrust Banks, Inc.(STI)
SunTrust Banks, Inc., incorporated on July 24, 1984, is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. Through its principal subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company offers a line of financial services for consumers and businesses, including deposit, credit, mortgage banking, and trust and investment services. The Company’s other subsidiaries provide asset and wealth management, securities brokerage and capital market services. The Company operates through three segments: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking and Mortgage Banking. It also operates a Corporate Other segment, which includes the management of the Company’s investment securities portfolio, long-term debt, end-user derivative instruments, short-term liquidity and funding activities, balance sheet risk management, and real estate assets. The Company operates primarily within Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The Company offers commercial, residential and consumer loans. The commercial and industrial (C&I) loans include loans to fund business operations or activities, loans secured by owner-occupied properties, corporate credit cards, and other wholesale lending activities. The Residential mortgages, both government-guaranteed and non-guaranteed, consist of loans secured by one- to four-family homes, primarily prime, first-lien loans. Residential home equity products consist of equity lines of credit and closed-end equity loans. Consumer loans include government-guaranteed student loans, other direct loans consisting primarily of direct auto loans, loans secured by negotiable collateral, unsecured loans, and private student loans; indirect loans consisting of loans secured by automobiles, boats and recreational vehicles, and consumer credit cards. The Company’s commercial loans amount to approximately $75.252 million. The Company’s residential loans amount to approximately $38.928 million. The consumer loans amount to a! pproximately $22.262 million.
The Company’s agency securities consist of debt obligations issued by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), and other agencies or collateralized by loans that are guaranteed by the small business administration (SBA). The Company’s investments in the states and political subdivisions of the United States include obligations of county and municipal authorities and agency bonds, which are general obligations of the municipality or are supported by a specified revenue source. Agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) include pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations issued by Government-sponsored enterprise (GSEs) and the United States government agencies, such as Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), and Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae). Private MBS includes purchased interests in third party securitizations, as well as retained interests in Company-sponsored securitizations. The total securities, available for sale at fair value amount to approximately $27.568 million.
The deposits are the Company’s primary source of funds. The Company’s deposits amount to approximately $148.9 billion. Its non-interest-bearing deposits amount to approximately $42.102 million. Its consumer and commercial deposits amount to approximately $144.202 million. The Company’s borrowings amount to approximately $4.627 million.
Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management
The Company’s Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management segment is made up of approximately two primary businesses: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management (PWM). Consumer Banking provides services to consumers and branch-managed small business clients, through a network of traditional and in-store branches, automated teller machines (ATMs), the Internet (www.suntrust.com), mobile banking and telephone! (1-800-S! UNTRUST).. Financial products and services offered to consumers and small business clients include deposits, home equity lines and loans, credit lines, indirect auto, student lending, bank card, other lending products, and various fee-based services. Consumer Banking also serves as an entry point for clients and provides services for other lines of business.
The PWM business provides a range of wealth management products and professional services to both individual and institutional clients, including loans, deposits, brokerage, professional investment management and trust services to clients seeking management of their financial resources. Institutional clients are served by the Institutional Investment Solutions business. Discount/online and full-service brokerage products are offered to individual clients through SunTrust Investment Services, Inc. (STIS). PWM also includes the operations of GenSpring Family Offices, LLC. (GenSpring), which provides family office solutions to ultra-high net worth individuals and their families.
The Company’s Wholesale Banking segment includes approximately four businesses: corporate and investment banking (CIB), commercial and business banking, commercial real estate and treasury and payment solutions. CIB delivers capital markets solutions, including advisory, capital raising and financial risk management. Investment Banking and Corporate Banking teams within CIB serve clients, offering a suite of traditional banking and investment banking products and services to companies. Investment Banking serves industry segments, including consumer and retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrials, and technology, media and communications. Corporate Banking serves clients across diversified industry sectors based on size, complexity and frequency of capital markets issuance. CIB also manages the Equipment Finance Group, which provides lease-financing solutions (through SunTrust Equipment Finance & Leasing). ! The commer! cial and business banking business offers a range of traditional banking products, including lending, cash management services and investment banking solutions to commercial clients, not-for-profit organizations and government entities, as well as auto dealer financing (floor plan inventory financing). Also managed within the commercial and business banking business is the Premium Assignment Corporation, which provides corporate insurance premium financing solutions.
The commercial real estate business provides a range of financial solutions for commercial real estate developers, owners, and investors, including construction, mini-perm, and permanent real estate financing, as well as tailored financing and equity investment solutions. Commercial Real Estate also offers financing and equity investment solutions for community development and affordable housing projects through SunTrust Community Capital. The treasury and payment solutions business provides the Company’s business clients with services required to manage their payments and receipts. The treasury and payment solutions business operates electronic and paper payment types, including card, wire transfer, automated clearing house (ACH), check, and cash. It also provides clients the means to manage their accounts electronically online, both domestically and internationally.
The Company’s Mortgage Banking segment offers residential mortgage products through its retail and correspondent channels, as well as through the Internet (www.suntrust.com) and by telephone (1-800-SUNTRUST). These products are either sold in the secondary market, primarily with servicing rights retained, or held in the Company’s loan portfolio. Mortgage Banking services loans for itself and for other investors.
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And in the wake of a mega-merger between BB&T Corp. (NYSE: BBT) and SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI), we expect that banking deals will continue well into the future.
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The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.07%. SunTrust Banks’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 35.09%.
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