Chinese banks disclose Lehman Brothers holdings


Seven Chinese listed banks and one Hong Kong subsidiary unveiled exposures to bankrupt US securities dealer Lehman Brothers totalling $722 million, with China Construction Bank reporting the largest figure.

China Construction Bank, the country's third largest lender, unveiled exposures of $191.4 million; Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China's largest bank, $151.8 million; Bank of China (BOC) $128.8 million; Beijing-based Citic Bank $76 million; Shenzhen-based China Merchants Bank

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