Chinese banks pose increased risk to euro area – ECB

Growing number of Chinese lenders designated as systemically important

Chinese banks represent a growing threat to the European financial sector, European Central Bank (ECB) research suggests.

The country’s lenders have grown in both size and systemic importance in recent years, says the ECB. Total assets of China’s banking sector have increased from 205% to 305% of Chinese gross domestic product (GDP) over the last decade, and an increasing number of Chinese lenders are included in the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) list of global systemically important banks

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