Impact of the US credit crunch and housing market crisis on China
Yao, S., Luo, D. and Morgan, S. (2010) Impact of the US credit crunch and housing market crisis on China. Journal of Contemporary China, 19 (64). pp. 401-407. ISSN 1067-0564
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10670560903444355
Similarities between the US, the UK and the Chinese housing markets, including the movements of interest rates and house prices, and the exposure of some Chinese banks to the US mortgage securitization market, have triggered concern about whether China could experience a US-style credit and housing market crisis. Significant differences between China and Western economies make that unlikely in the near future. China’s booming house market has been supported by fast economic growth, rapid urbanization and high domestic savings. Chinese banks have also been less exposed to mortgage defaults than their Western counterparts. However, the relative underdevelopment of the financial system—credit monitoring and asset securitization—may expose China to domestic mortgage lendingrelated crises.
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