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China's next bear market seen in US$358b of margin loans

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Leveraged investors have made so much money from rising stock prices that it would take a big market slump for them to start unwinding positions, say analysts.

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STOCK forecasters in search of an early warning system for the next Chinese bear market are zeroing in on the country's record US$358 billion pile of margin debt.

When that three-year build-up of leveraged positions starts to unwind, regulators will struggle to limit the

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