China Bad-Loan Gauge Holds Steady After Almost 3 Years of Gains

  • Nonperforming loan ratio stays at 1.75 percent, regulator says
  • Analyst sees promising signs; official data always questioned

China Claims Progress on Bad-Loans

China’s official bad-loan ratio held at 1.75 percent in the second quarter after almost three years of increases, suggesting some progress as President Xi Jinping’s officials try to defuse risks from the nation’s explosion in credit.

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