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  1. Cinda clears 66pc of bad-debt heap

    Posted Dec 29th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Analysts warn rapid economic growth may have bred new crop of non-performing loans at banks China Cinda Asset Management Corp, the mainland's largest manager of bad loans, announced yesterday it had disposed of more than 66 ...

  2. China offshore borrowing hits record

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen, Jamil Anderlini

    ... US$3.8 billion so far this year, approaching the record US$4.94 billion for the whole of last year, according to a report from debt newsletter basis point. The numbers are compiled from banking ... debt rose to US$233 billion at the end of the first quarter from US$228.5 billion at the end of last year. Most loans included in the SAFE figures were extended to Chinese corporations; ...

  3. China corporate bond market set to double

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Debt sales to grow but Beijing should allow firms to raise capital, say analysts China's tiny corporate bond market is set to double this year after the government's central economic planning authority announced it would approve an additional 60 billion to 80 billion yuan of debt sale. In December last year, the National Development and Reform ...

  4. Huaxia Bank seeks backing for 17b yuan bond sale

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... are restricted in the amount of subordinated debt they can sell and proceeds from the sale of such bonds go towards improving their capital level. Subordinated bonds have been sold for about two years ... of subordinated debt but Huaxia has been relatively late to the game. 'Banks issue subordinated debt which is bought by other banks, which is a way for them to build up their capital adequacy, ...

  5. CCB completes asset sale to Deutsche

    Posted Jun 07th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... of non-performing loans (NPLs) because it involved collateral already collected from debtors unable to service their debts. The deal was first announced in May last year following a CCB auction of more than ... with an enormous legacy of bad debt, much of it accumulated in the late 1990s. Three of the country's Big Four state-owned commercial banks plan to sell shares overseas, but they must first deal ...

  6. Regulator orders return of funds to companies

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... the debts with assets or stocks if they failed to repay in time, it added. 'The regulator has been paying close attention to this issue for a while and has finally decided to take serious ... companies repaid 8.9 billion yuan of improperly borrowed funds in the first four months of this year with 71 settling the debts entirely, the China Securities Journal reported yesterday. The CSRC ...

  7. The life and times of a bad loan

    Posted Jan 28th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Chongqing Cement has seen it all, from helping build a nation to becoming a debt-ridden liability- and back, writes Jamil Anderlini Chongqing Cement Factory has been the pride of the city ... of Finance will step in.' Cinda was tasked with disposing of Construction Bank's bad debts, including the banks' loans to Chongqing Cement valued at 358 million yuan. Because ...

  8. Seven cities opened to foreign yuan business

    Posted Dec 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... and the industry-wide non-performing loan (NPL) ratio lowered by 4.3 percentage points to 8.6 per cent. But analysts cautioned that the bad debt problem was not over. 'Although the balance of total NPLs ... another massive build-up of bad debt. Individual foreign institutions are limited to 20 per cent stakes and the total held by foreigners cannot exceed 25 per cent. By the end of October, 22 ...

  9. Yuan devaluation seen when boom turns into bust

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... profits, the effects will be compounded all the way to the banks. The number of companies that can no longer service their debt to banks is likely to multiply, worsening non-performing loan ratios in a system still dealing with mountains of bad debt from the last economic downturn in the late 1990s. One critical difference is that private companies make up a much larger proportion ...

  10. The '327 incident' that prompted a 10-year trading ban

    Posted Jan 07th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini In early 1995, Chinese government treasury bonds were paying more than 10 per cent but runaway inflation was peaking at 22 per cent. Then rumours began to circulate that the Ministry of Finance would pay compensation to holders of government debt and suddenly the entire country was speculating on treasury bond futures. Those who believed the rumours bet the price ...




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