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China Tells Banks Evergrande Won’t Pay Interest Next Week (1)

Sept. 15, 2021, 8:12 AM

Chinese authorities have told major lenders to China Evergrande Group not to expect interest payments due next week on bank loans, according to people familiar with the matter, taking the cash-strapped developer a step closer to one of the nation’s biggest debt restructurings.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development told banks in a meeting this week that Evergrande won’t be able to pay its debt obligations due on Sept. 20, said the people, asking not to be identified discussing a private matter. Evergrande is still discussing the possibility of getting extensions and rolling over some loans. The developer will ...

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