Hong Kong finance chief says metropolis’s publicity to Evergrande ‘very minimal’ -SCMP

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Oct 3 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s publicity to debt-laden developer China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) is “very minimal” at 0.05%, or HK$14 billion ($1.79 billion), of banking property, South China Morning Post reported on Sunday, citing the town’s finance minister.

“It is very minimal and won’t cause us any systemic risks,” Financial Secretary Paul Chan told the newspaper, including he had arrived on the conclusion after a latest audit of the native banking sector’s publicity to the corporate.

Chan additionally stated Hong Kong’s inventory market was inevitably topic to some volatility amid a latest mainland crackdown on some industries, however that he believed any setback could be momentary.

With liabilities of $305 billion, Evergrande has sparked considerations its money crunch might unfold by means of China’s monetary system and reverberate globally, a fear that has eased with the Chinese central financial institution’s vow this week to guard homebuyers’ pursuits. learn extra

Evergrande has missed two bond curiosity funds up to now two weeks, bondholders have stated, and its offshore debt, amounting to about $20 billion, trades at distressed ranges.

Reporting by Donny Kwok; Editing by Christopher Cushing

The logo of China Evergrande is seen at outside China Evergrande Centre building in Hong Kong, China September 23, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo