CHINESE BANKS

CHINESE BANKS

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A customer uses an automated teller machine (ATM) inside an Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. (ABC) branch in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Chinese lenders are grappling with rising defaults, weaker loan demand and narrower lending margins after economic growth decelerated for a sixth quarter and the central bank cut interest rates twice this year.