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The China Bank Lending Survey - Issue 7 2010 Product Image

The China Bank Lending Survey - Issue 7 2010

  • Published: August 2010
  • Region: China
  • 5 Pages
  • Pacific Epoch

The China Bank Lending Survey is published by Pacific Epoch in order to provide objective and predictive information to institutional investors and corporations doing business in China. Each month, 8-10 question interviews are conducted with executives from roughly 100 banks to help better gauge future lending sentiment. In this issue: China’s banking regulator continues to harbor concerns about risks to the country’s banking sector from bad debt. Since imposing restrictions on speculative real estate investment in April, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has repeatedly called upon banks to exercise caution in lending, especially to potentially risky sectors such as real estate, local government financing platforms and industries suffering from overcapacity. Recently, investors reacted with concern to reports that the CBRC had ordered banks to conduct stress tests that assumed housing prices could fall by as much as 60 percent in some cities. The CBRC responded by assuring investors that the stress test scenarios represented worst-case scenarios, not its actual outlook. The regulator said that it would continue instructing lenders to “resolutely” READ MORE >

- Summary of key findings
- Lending outlook
- Breakdown of answers to eight survey questions o Charts o Analysis

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