Moody’s: Chinese Railway Industry Restructuring good for Banks

China’s plan to abolish the Ministry of Railways while continuing its support for the industry is positive for the nation’s banks, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

Chinese lenders hold a “large” portion of the 759 billion yuan ($122 billion) of bonds issued by the ministry, with total liabilities from the government body reaching 1.3 trillion yuan, or 2 percent of the nation’s loans, the ratings company said in a Credit Outlook report.

China will transfer rail regulatory functions to the Ministry of Transportation, the State Council said last week in a statement. Commercial operations and liabilities will go to the newly established China Railway Corp., a state-owned enterprise that will receive government backing for its debt as the ministry did, according to the statement.


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Mingze Wu

Mingze Wu

Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Based in Singapore, Mingze Wu focuses on trading strategies and technical and fundamental analysis of major currency pairs. He has extensive trading experience across different asset classes and is well-versed in global market fundamentals. In addition to contributing articles to MarketPulseFX, Mingze centers on forex and macro-economic trends impacting the Asia Pacific region.
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