Feb 25, 2016 03:28 PM

Banks, Regulators Confront Slippery Bills Trade

(Beijing) – Bankers engaged in China's 4.6 trillion yuan bills of exchange business are in the eye of a storm after police uncovered insider scams at two major state banks.

Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), the county's third-largest bank by assets, said in late January that 3.8 billion yuan worth of bills of exchange had gone missing from its Beijing offices and a police investigation was underway. A few days later, police said 969 million yuan in bills had disappeared from the branch of China Citic Bank in Lanzhou, in the northwestern province of Gansu.

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