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Rising costs, competition bedevil midsized China banks

They are falling out of favour with investors as their margins from lending shrink
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 05:50

Shanghai

SQUEEZED between cut-throat competition from online financing firms and rising funding costs, China's midsize banks are falling out of investors' favour as they increasingly lag behind the country's top five lenders.

While margins generated from lending have remained