China's largest private real estate developer, Country Garden, is in financial trouble, missing bond payments and posting a record loss, signaling further concerns about the country's property sector as housing prices and foreclosures continue to rise, while other economic indicators, such as industrial output and retail sales, fall short of expectations; these developments are raising concerns about the overall health of China's economy and its future growth prospects.
China Evergrande Group, the world's most-indebted property developer, reported a narrower net loss for the first half of the year due to increased revenue, but it is still facing a crisis in China's property sector characterized by debt defaults and shattered consumer confidence in the country's economy.
Shares of Country Garden are expected to increase by 14.8% after selling a minority stake in a mixed development in Guangzhou for 1.3 billion yuan ($178.35 million) and extending a creditor voting deadline to delay repayment for an onshore private bond worth 3.9 billion yuan.
Chinese developer Country Garden reassured investors that its $100 billion project in Malaysia is proceeding as planned and that it has sufficient assets, despite concerns about its financial strength and missed coupon payments. The company's projects in Malaysia are operating normally and its overall operation in the region is "safe and stable," according to a statement from its Singapore and Malaysia unit. Malaysia's central bank also stated that the current situation with Country Garden is not expected to have a material impact on the property market in Malaysia.
China's property crisis has left small businesses and workers owed hundreds of billions of dollars, with suppliers waiting on at least $390 billion in payments, as new projects dry up and financial troubles plague real estate developers like Country Garden.
China's largest private property developer, Country Garden, has warned of default risks if its financial performance continues to deteriorate, following a record loss in the first half of the year. The company's net loss between January and June amounted to 48.9 billion yuan ($6.72 billion), compared to a net loss of 6.7 billion yuan in the second half of 2022 and a net profit of 612 million yuan in the first half of 2022. This comes as Chinese authorities are working to revive the troubled property market, which accounts for approximately a quarter of the country's economy.
China's property developer, Country Garden, has reported a record loss and warned of potential debt default, contributing to concerns about the recovery of the country's economy.
China Vanke, a state-backed property developer, reported a 19.4% decrease in net profit for the first six months of the year, citing a market correction in China's real estate market; however, the company stated that its cashflow would not be affected.
Country Garden Holdings, once a leading player in China's property industry, is facing a severe cash crunch that could have more extensive implications for the economy than the default of Evergrande Group, as its declining stock and bond values threaten to trigger broader damage to the real estate sector and consumer confidence.
Country Garden, China's largest developer, is facing financial collapse and threatening the broader economy as the real estate market collapses and it struggles to pay off its debts.
Country Garden Holdings, the largest private developer in China, narrowly avoided defaulting on its debt this week but faces doubts from creditors about its ability to service upcoming obligations without liquidity support, amidst a grim outlook for the country's property sector.