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China’s Credit Market Rocked by More Debt Delays, Plunging Bonds

  • State-linked South City warns may default without extension
  • Brilliance Auto fails to push through restructuring proposal
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China’s credit market is now showing stress on an almost daily basis, as a worsening property crisis shatters assumptions about safe borrowers and even Chinese investors turn against troubled debtors.

The country’s junk dollar bonds were on the brink of record lows Thursday, as a state-backed developer sought payment delays on $1.6 billion of dollar notes. In other signs of stress, the debt of a private builder deemed healthy just months ago sank, while creditors spurned a restructuring plan by the parent of BMW AG’s China partner.