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04.29.2010 18:03

Commercial Chinese Banks Short of Capital

After a lending binge in 2009, many commercial Chinese banks now face capital shortages
By staff reporter Sun Huixia and intern reporter Bai Lin

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(Beijing) - First quarter reports by five joint-stock banks, the second rung of China's bank industry ladder after the five biggest state-owned banks, have revealed that behind the rapid growth in net profits, capital adequacy ratios have fallen. Some banks have dipped below the regulatory capital requirement.    

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