A number of regional banks had high exposure to real estate loans at a time when property prices were falling, challenging developers' ability to repay bank loans. Photo: AFP

Risks loom large for Chinese lenders amid property malaise

Mainland banks with high lending exposure to the real estate sector face asset deterioration as developers struggle to repay loans in downturn

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A number of regional banks had high exposure to real estate loans at a time when property prices were falling, challenging developers' ability to repay bank loans. Photo: AFP
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