Evergrande, a Chinese property giant nursing more than $300 billion in debt, remains on the brink of default — sending global equities tumbling Monday as investors, who had previously ignored the situation, sat up and took notice.
Fears of a bursting property bubble have long been a concern for investors when it comes to China. A heavily leveraged real-estate sector makes up more than 28% of China’s economy, according to the Financial Times. Questions surround how willing Chinese authorities will be to provide a backstop.
Meanwhile, holders of Evergrande’s approximately $19 billion in dollar-denominated bonds are left to wonder what will become of their investments, while other investors attempt to gauge the potential spillover effects a collapse could have on China’s property sector and global financial markets…read more.