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August 13, 2018

CBIRC released the key regulatory indicators for the banking sector for the second quarter of 2018. The indicators reveal that the banking industry continued to strengthen financial services while the quality of credit assets and liquidity level remained stable.

The data show that nonperforming loans (NPLs) of Chinese banks increased sharply over the previous quarter. The NPLs increased by CNY 183 billion at the end of June, to reach CNY 1.96 trillion. The data showed that the NPL ratio of commercial banks was 1.86%, representing an increase of 0.12 percentage points from the end of the previous quarter. At the end of the second quarter of 2018, the commercial bank loan-loss provisions amounted to CNY 3.50 trillion, representing an increase over the previous quarter's 1,036 billion; provision coverage ratio was 178.70% and, compared with the previous quarter, it fell 12.58%. 

Moreover, at the end of the second quarter of 2018, the core tier 1 capital adequacy ratio of commercial banks (excluding foreign bank branches) was 10.65%, down by 0.06 percentage points from the end of the previous quarter, while the tier 1 capital adequacy ratio was 11.20%, down by 0.07 from the end of the previous quarter. Additionally, the capital adequacy ratio was 13.57%, with a decrease of 0.07 percentage points from the end of the previous quarter. The data also show that, at the end of the second quarter of 2018, the liquidity ratio of commercial banks was 52.42%, up by 1.02 percentage points from the end of the previous quarter.

 

Related Link: CBIRC Notification and Data

Keywords: Asia Pacific, China, Banking, NPLs, CET 1, Loan Loss Provisioning, Liquidity Risk, CBIRC

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