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  1. Business - China Business - CREDIT

    Moody's warns on China local government debt, financing vehicles

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... warns of opaque local debt The ability of the mainland's local governments to repay their debt is being questioned, with analysts warning that the liabilities may be underestimated. ... Roane said in a report. She said such funding from such channels was not being recorded as debt on the balance sheets of local government financing vehicles (LGFVs), adding "a further layer ...

  2. Business - Money - BONDS

    Beijing urged to reform debt market

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan, Jeanny Yu

    ... Ray Chan and Jeanny Yu Government should develop sector as more companies turn to bond issues to raise funds instead of stocks and loans, says top banker Beijing urged to reform debt ... 26 trillion yuan (HK$32.6 trillion) at the end of last year, but it lags far behind the US and European countries that have used debt financing as their primary sources of funding. Gong said ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Xi Jinping wraps up Africa tour and Guangdong admits to pension fund debt

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 07:09am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Economy Caijing Guangdong says its pension fund is riddled with massive hidden debt. Financial Times Chengdu picks Dubai as partner to develop gambling-free horse racing. Reuters China's environment is losing its battle against state-backed polluters. Internet Reuters China's Tencent messaging app may no longer be free, says a government official. ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Zombie China assets threaten lenders

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... government debt crisis Last month Zhang Ke, the boss of accounting firm ShineWing, gave voice to fears shared by an increasing number of people. China's local government debts were "out of control", he told the Financial Times newspaper, and warned of a looming crisis. What's got Zhang running scared is not the debts owed directly by China's municipal authorities, but rather ...

  5. The other solution to Beijing's deepening debt problems

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland China has a government debt problem. Granted, it's not a problem on the scale of Greece, where public debt now stands at 165 per cent of gross domestic product. Nonetheless, China's debt burden is substantial- and worrying. You won't get that impression from looking at the official figures. According to Beijing's numbers, at the end of last year ...

  6. Europe must wake up to China's role in debt crisis

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of misguided talk about how China could bail out the euro zone's debt-stricken economies. Forget about China riding to Europe's rescue. What no one seems to have considered- not the handful ... to the continent's debt crisis in the first place. China has been blamed before for causing America's subprime debt crisis. The idea there was that China's lack of a social safety net, coupled ...

  7. China bank stocks seen as way to go despite bad debt fears

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan and Anita Lam Investors are being advised to keep believing in the China story and overweight mainland bank and consumption stocks despite fears that global economic turmoil and an unfolding bad-debt crisis at home will stunt growth. Howard Wang, head of the Greater China Team of JP Morgan Asset Management, said the company had increased its exposure to mainland banking stocks ...

  8. China could show Europe a way out of the debt trap

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with the recent publication of the speeches of former premier Zhu Rongji, I was reminded of the equally mysterious disappearance of billions of yuan of 'triangular debt' around 1992 when Zhu was vice-premier and responsible for this remarkable feat. The Western world has been burdened with a severe debt crisis for some time now. As I see it, the most suitable cure is a Washington Consensus ...

  9. Euro debt crisis a win-win for China

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... economy. There were questions about lack of detail and whether the numbers were big enough to head off another crisis down the road. But at least there was agreement on tackling debt ... Papandreou threw all the cards in the air this week with his stunning decision to seek his people's consent in a referendum on a debt rescue from which his country is the main beneficiary. ...

  10. Debt crisis and market access top summit agenda

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China and the European Union will seek mutual assurances over stabilising the deepening European sovereign debt crisis at a summit on Tuesday, when ... affairs specialist at Fudan University, said that China, having purchased euro bonds, would be concerned about the outcome of Sunday's Brussels summit on tackling Greece's debt ...




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