Brokerage CLSA Sees China Bad Loan with $1 Trillion of Losses
According to an assessment by brokerage CLSA Ltd, Chinese banks’ bad loans are at least nine times bigger than official numbers indicate, which points to potential losses of more than $1 trillion.
“ The IMF said last month that the nation may have $1.3 trillion of risky loans, with potential losses equivalent to 7 percent of gross domestic product.”
Potential losses could range from 6.9 trillion yuan ($1.1 trillion) to 9.1 trillion yuan, according to a report by brokerage. The estimates are based on public data on listed companies’ debt-servicing abilities and make assumptions about potential recovery rates for bad loans. The IMF said last month that the nation may have $1.3 trillion of risky loans, with potential losses equivalent to 7 percent of gross domestic product.
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