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China Big 4 banks likely to show flat profits

This comes as bad debts continue to soar while funds set aside to cover losses fall close to regulatory limits

Published Mon, Mar 28, 2016 · 09:50 PM
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CHINA'S Big Four state-run banks this week are set to report annual earnings growth that likely flat-lined after around a decade of terrific profitability, as a surge in soured loans continued unabated while economic expansion weakened.

Profit growth has slowed in recent years while the sector tackles its greatest challenge since the global financial crisis, with bad loans at a 10-year high while funds set aside to cover the losses fall close to regulatory limits…

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