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Chinese Default Exposes Creditor Anger At Political Interference

A series of bond defaults in north-east China is exposing creditors’ frustration at the lack of a transparent process for resolving bad debt as cash-strapped local governments step back increasingly from taxpayer bailouts, the Financial Times reporte ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 07/27/2016 - 22:04 - 0 comments

Commentary: China's Local Debt Problem Goes Global

A very local problem in China is being exported at an alarming rate, according to a Bloomberg commentary yesterday. Debt from special-purpose vehicles linked to municipal and provincial governments -- leverage that central authorities are trying to extin ...

Daily Headline - abi_admin - 07/20/2016 - 13:41 - 0 comments

China’s Latest Plan for Market Control Involves the Central Bank

China is weighing how to consolidate financial regulation, following missteps that exacerbated market turmoil and embarrassed Beijing. One option under consideration would empower the central bank, as other countries have done in times of risk, The Wal ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 07/14/2016 - 22:34 - 0 comments

Ground Zero of China’s Slowdown Leaves Locals Looking for Exit

The home to about 3 million people in the northeast rust-belt province of Liaoning is ground zero in China’s slowdown -- the worst-performing city in the worst-performing province, Bloomberg News reported.. Ads offering work visas abroad are peppered acr ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 07/12/2016 - 23:33 - 0 comments

China's Soft Inflation, Grim Global Outlook Point To More Stimulus

a 2.0 percent increase in May, China's National Bureau of Statistics said. Analysts had ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 07/10/2016 - 21:00 - 0 comments

Insight-China's Innovation Economy a Real Estate Bubble in Disguise?

The Chinese government's call to the nation to build an innovation-driven economy from the top down has sparked a rush by local governments to construct new buildings in the name of supporting creativity, the International New York Times reporte ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 07/06/2016 - 23:27 - 0 comments

China’s Domestic Credit Rating Agencies See No Debt Problem

Some $1.3tn in Chinese corporate loans — equivalent to the size of the entire Australian economy — is “at risk” of turning bad, according to the International Monetary Fund. But you would never guess that anything was even slightly amiss in corporate Chi ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 06/30/2016 - 20:56 - 0 comments

International arbitration report

Welcome to issue 6 of Norton Rose Fulbright’s International arbitration report. In this issue, we provide an overview of the investment provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, including its dispute settlement mechanisms, and discuss the early da ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 06/28/2016 - 15:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

China's Baosteel, Wuhan Steel Announce Plan To Restructure

China's Baosteel Group and Wuhan Iron and Steel Group, two of the country's largest steelmakers, are together planning to restructure, their listed units said in separate stock exchange filings on Sunday, Reuters reported. Baosteel Group is Chi ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 06/26/2016 - 23:30 - 0 comments

What’s In A Number? For China’s Bad Loans, A Host of Fine Print

In the imprecise science of divining China’s banking health, the fine print is sometimes worth a closer look than the final statistic. This week, the McKinsey Global Institute published a new estimate of China’s nonperforming loan ratio, measuring it at ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 06/26/2016 - 23:31 - 0 comments

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