China Business & Economy

Chinese Banks’ Bad Debt Masquerade to End Soon

A worker installs sign outside a branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in Beijing.   (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker installs sign outside a branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in Beijing. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Amidst a backdrop of souring loans and diminishing reserve ratios, Chinese banks last week announced the least encouraging quarterly earnings in almost a decade. Facing...

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