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  1. Hong Kong investors flocking to China property market

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... power'. Additional price support was provided by the influx of foreign capital and the emergence of a mortgage lending market, Moody's added. But investors would be advised not to become ... in turn to a volatile business environment,' Moody's warned, adding that policy missteps could lead to near-term corrections in major cities. Key factors when considering Chinese ...

  2. False optimism in bank 'profits'?

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bank of China, China Construction Bank and ICBC- must set aside funds equal to 2.5 per cent of loans into their bad-debt reserve funds. Yet ratings agency Moody's believes the bad loans ... that kept gross domestic product growth high during the global financial crisis, but which are rapidly revealing themselves to be commercial disasters. Since Moody's arrived at its 12 per cent ...

  3. Beijing faces bank bailout as regional debts go bad

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Naomi Rovnick naomi.rovnick@scmp.com The numbers are massive, but no one can quite agree on the amounts. Moody's ratings agency has claimed mainland local governments have built up ... Bank and ICBC- have slumped an average 11 per cent in the last three months. According to Moody's analyst Yi Zhang, 12 to 18 per cent of the loans in the mainland banking system could ...

  4. A taste of things to come

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... given to local governments that will turn bad could be four trillion to six trillion yuan (HK$4.88 trillion to HK$7.32 trillion). Moody's analyst Yi Zhang says up to 18 per cent ... of Moody';s. Chinese local government debt could be under-estimated by 3.5 trillion yuan, she says. So can investors largely ignore the warnings of analysts on the health of the Chinese banking sector? ...

  5. Curb property loans, lenders told

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... underestimated, according to Moody's ...

  6. Sub-prime losses climb after credit rating cuts

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... '[Losses] remain in excess of historical precedents and our initial assumptions,' S&P said. Moody's Investors Service also cut ratings on sub-prime related debt and said it might cut ...

  7. Mainland bank loans may fall as liquidity tightens

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... continue to monitor smaller mainland banks which might continue to struggle with liquidity, and might face downgrades, she said. Clara Lau, group credit officer for rating agency Moody';s, said ...

  8. Banks more willing to lend to homes sector

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... change in credit conditions for developers. 'From now to March will be the darkest period for [the] Chinese property market.' Rating agency Moody's also expects developers to face ...

  9. Report warns of banks' exposure

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not necessarily bear more credit risk because the projects may be more sound. S&P's concern over mainland banks and LGFVs comes on the heels of similar warnings from Fitch Ratings, Moody's ...

  10. Property prices climb 2pc in mainland cities

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Sherman Chan, an economist with Moody's Economy.com, said the mainland's real estate market was improving in line with the broader economic recovery. Policymakers said a rebound ...




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