China’s Debt-to-GDP Ratio Just Climbed to a Record High

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China’s debt is still growing faster than its economy

While China’s economic expansion beat analysts’ forecasts in the second quarter, the country’s debt levels increased at an even faster pace.

Outstanding loans for companies and households stood at a record 207 percent of gross domestic product at the end of June, up from 125 percent in 2008, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Continue reading