Background[ edit ] After the Great Depression of the s, the American economy experienced robust growth, with periodic lesser recessions, for the rest of the 20th century. The federal government enforced the Securities Exchange Act  and The Chandler Act which tightly regulated the financial markets.
Now they have reversed course.
On this score, China looks comparatively good: Nor does the problem lie with Chinese households, which seem to have managed their finances prudently. Business debt alone amounts to percent of Chinese GDP, up from percent in The Chinese picture contrasts sharply with that of other countries.
In the United States, for example, business debt amounts only to 75 percent of GDP, a level at which it has more or less held steady for the last ten years. In Japan and Europe, relative business debt levels have also remained more or less steady, hovering respectively at percent and percent of GDP.
This tremendous level of Chinese business borrowing unsurprisingly has raised concerns over defaults and the financial dislocations that they can cause.
During the first half of this year, such failures had risen 35 percent from the same period in Questionable and non-performing loans as of early this year ran at levels 3.
Lending risks have increased the number of firms that have to pay premium interest rates. Recent statistics put this figure as high as The expense has cut into profitability generally and raised the portion of income that firms must dedicate to interest expenses. At last measure, Chinese businesses pay over 20 percent of income for this purpose, far above the At first, Beijing reacted with a campaign to reduce leverage.
Those efforts hit their stride in and by began to show results. Business, including SEOs, slowed its pace of borrowing, and by earlydebt use had begun to fall, dropping 6. It has become apparent that many Chinese companies need easy credit to survive—according to the latest government statistics, their revenue growth halved between spring and springand profitability fell by some 25 percent.
Business investment rates slowed, too, dropping to their lowest levels since So Beijing has reversed itself. The deleveraging campaign has ended suddenly, too. Officials in the last few weeks have relaxed the pressure on SOEs to cut back on borrowing and building. President Xi has publicly downplayed deleveraging and encouraged generous credit flows to sustain and expand domestic demand.On November 19, , there was a United States Senate hearing on the automotive crisis in the presence of the heads of Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.
The auto manufacturers explained that they would need financial aid of $25 billion if they were to avoid bankruptcy.
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But even if China can avoid a financial crisis, the existence of its debt burden and the changing government response to it should underscore this seemingly unstoppable economy’s extreme vulnerability to trade friction and to the pitfalls of central planning—and serve as an object lesson for those here in the United States who .
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