China’s Loan Binge: Stimulus or Insanity?
From Caijing Mazagine:
China’s banks approved a combined 4.58 trillion yuan in new loans during the first quarter – a remarkable cash surge equal to the total amount of bank lending for all 2008.
It shocked some to see the credit floodgates open smack in the middle of a global financial crisis. Even more surprising was that, a month into the second quarter, lenders were showing no sign of letup; neither the market nor government policies appeared to be putting on the brakes.