November 9

Developing Countries Owe China at Least $1.1 Trillion – And the Debts Are Due

Developing countries owe Chinese lenders at least $1.1 trillion, according to a new data analysis published Monday, which says more than half of the thousands of loans China has doled out over two decades are due as many borrowers struggle financially.

Overdue loan repayments to Chinese lenders are soaring, according to AidData, a university research lab at William & Mary in Virginia, which found that nearly 80% of China’s lending portfolio in the developing world is currently supporting countries in financial distress.

Photo courtesy of Tomas Roggero.

Source: CNN (link opens in a new window)

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