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CHINA’s Bad Loans: Fudge in the Pudding

In the imprecise science of divining China’s banking health, the fine print is sometimes worth a closer look than the final statistic. This week, the McKinsey Global Institute published a new estimate of China’s nonperforming loan ratio, measuring it at 7% as of last year. The indicator shows bad debt as a percentage of the total loan book, and is

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