China’s five largest banks reported better-than-expected non-performing loan ratios when they announced their fourth-quarter financial results, helped by improving macroeconomic conditions on the mainland, and more aggressive methods to clean up their books. Photo: AFP

Chinese banks’ Q4 bad debt ratios improve on economy and swaps

More transparency needed before this filters through into pricing, say analysts

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China’s five largest banks reported better-than-expected non-performing loan ratios when they announced their fourth-quarter financial results, helped by improving macroeconomic conditions on the mainland, and more aggressive methods to clean up their books. Photo: AFP
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