Debt / NPL's

Featured Nonperforming Loans in China Rise to “Trillio ...

    China Defaulting Loans Soar, Insolvency Lawyer Says By Shelley Smith     Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) — Non-performing loans in China have risen into the “trillions of renminbi” because of poor lending practices, an insolvency lawyer said. “We work really closely with SASAC, the state-owned enterprise regulator in China, and there are literally trillions and […]

The Ominous Signs of Robust Land Sales

February 5, 2010, 10:27 PM HKT The Ominous Signs of Robust Land Sales The good news: Land sales by China’s local governments generated 1.59 trillion yuan (around $233 billion) last year, up more than 60% from a year earlier, according to Xinhua news agency. The bad news: The data make it even clearer why China’s […]

Massive bad debt highlights China’s financial ins ...

By John Chan 18 May 2006 China’s financial system continues to be burdened by a mountain of non-performing loans (NPLs) in the state banking system, despite government promises to take action to reduce it. In its annual report on global debt released on May 3, the accounting firm Ernst & Young highlighted the dangers of […]

China’s Unyielding Banking Crisis

Corruption and Cronyism Often Thwart Efforts to Eradicate Bad Debts By Peter S. Goodman Washington Post Foreign Service Monday, June 6, 2005; A01 CHENGDU, China — As he rose through the ranks at China’s largest lender, Zhang Guilin helped build the bad debt crisis plaguing his country’s banks, the gravest threat to this fast-growing economy. […]

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Real Estate

Fears grow of Hainan bubble

Fears grow of Hainan bubble By Geoff Dyer in Beijing Published: January 27 2010 02:00 | Prices in some new developments in tourist areas of the island have increased by as much as 50 per cent in just a few weeks, real estate agents and developers report.    

China property prices ‘likely to halve’

  By Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Published: April 13 2009 10:39 Property prices in China are likely to halve over the next two years, a top government researcher has predicted in a powerful signal that the country’s economic downturn faces further challenges despite recent positive data. Real estate in Xining, north-west China: many developers are […]

Featured Another Real Estate Bubble — In China?

  Dec 18 2009, 2:30 pm by Daniel Indiviglio The entire world just got finished watching the kind of havoc a real estate bubble can create as the U.S. economy went down the tubes last year. So you’d think that other countries wouldn’t want to repeat the same mistakes. Yet, it appears that China might […]

China’s housing market continues to grow and ...

UPDATED: November-30-2009 NO. 48 DECEMBER 3, 2009 Boom or Doom? China’s housing market continues to grow and expand alongside concerns of a potential asset bubble By HU YUE  Will the white-hot housing market continue to burst with vitality next year? The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) said yes. In a recently published report, the […]

Beijing’s Olympic building boom becomes a bus ...

By Barbara Demick February 22, 2009 "Empty," says Jack Rodman, an expert in distressed real estate, as he points from the window of his 40th-floor office toward a silver-skinned prism rising out of the Beijing skyline.  "Beautiful building, but not a single tenant. "Completely empty. "Empty." So goes the refrain as his finger skips from […]

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On-the-Ground Reports

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