Monday, September 26, 2011

Exodus of Bank Deposits Destined for Shadow Banking in China

Underground lending returns 36%, 10x the bank deposit rate.

And the capital reserve ratio on this underground banking system? Zero.

Depositors take to loan-sharking
In the first 15 days of September, combined deposits at the big four plunged by 420 billion yuan (HK$512.7 billion) from the end of August.

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The sharp decline in deposits slowed down banks' lending. New loans given by the big four amounted to only 87 billion yuan in the first half of September, versus 186.7 billion yuan for August.
$513 billion Hong Kong Dollars is $66 billion US dollars.

1 comment:

jesse said...

Well at least they're not hedging...