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John Ross: Expert on Chinese Banks` Profits in 2016

2016-01-06

By John Ross    Source: CRI    Published: 2016-1-6

 

 

Analysts suggest that bad loans will continue to pose a challenge for China`s biggest banks in 2016. [File Photo: 163.com]


According to a report by Bloomberg, some analysts suggest bad loans will continue to pose a challenge for China`s biggest banks this year.

 

Official data shows bad loans rose to a seven-year high of 1.2 trillion yuan or about 184 billion U.S. dollars as of the end of September.


Bloomberg also says China`s five largest banks may report combined profits of 936 billion yuan or 144 billion U.S. dollars this year, an increase of 1.4 percent from a year earlier.


The survey suggests earnings will be capped by the country`s economic slowdown, bad debts, and shrinking margins.


Currently, China`s banking regulator is continuously monitoring the banking system`s bad loans not only on a monthly or quarterly basis, but on a ten day basis.


For more on this topic, CRI`s Bob Jones earlier spoke with John Ross, senior fellow with the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University.


 


 

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