Evergrande: Opportunity catalyst or the next 'Lehmans-like scenario'?

Potential hit for property sector

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Robin Usson of Federated Hermes

Robin Usson of Federated Hermes

Chinese property giant Evergrande’s potential collapse is more likely to provide investors with opportunities than it is to create a significant headwind, according to several investment professionals, who believe China’s government will salvage the firm before it sparks a credit crunch.

China's Evergrande Group is the second-largest property developer in China and is currently on the brink of collapse, with 2.3trn RMB (£260bn) in debt that the company seems unable to pay back. On 24 September,...

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