• Friday, December 08, 2023
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China’s Evergrande seeks bankruptcy protection from US court


China Evergrande, a big property company, money problems worsen after it asked a U.S. court to protect it from its creditors as it makes serious effort to reorganise its debts.

Evergrande financial woes are exacerbated by the fact that China, the second-biggest economy in the world, is having economic troubles after the government failed to post unemployment records in its economic data earlier this week.

According to Reuters, China’s once-top-selling developer, Evergrande, has become the poster child of the country’s unprecedented debt crisis in the property sector, which accounts for roughly a quarter of the economy, after facing a liquidity crunch in mid-2021.

Evergrande used to be a successful property developer in China, but now it’s in trouble. It has a lot of debt—more than $300 billion—and it needs to fix its money issues.

To do this, it’s using a part of U.S. law called Chapter 15 that helps companies outside the U.S. reorganise when they’re in financial trouble.

Many other property companies in China are also struggling with debt. Some have even failed to pay back the money they owe. One in particular is Tianji Holdings, which also sought Chapter 15 protection on Thursday in Manhattan bankruptcy court.

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This is causing problems for China’s economy, which was already not doing very well.

The government is trying to help by making it easier for people to borrow money, but the economic indices in the country suggest that things may get worse for the Asian tiger.

Because of these problems, global markets are feeling worried. Stocks in China and other parts of Asia are going down.

Experts who talked to Reuters and Bloomberg are also predicting that China’s economy will not grow as much as they thought this year.

Overall, China’s property market and economy are facing a tough situation, and it’s causing problems for the country and would surely have wider implications for Africa and the world.