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  • The so-called off-balance-sheet assets -- including the Asian investments -- are worth $11 a share, plus $2 in cash, he said. -- Top News

  • Taking account of banks' off-balance-sheet lending, the number is even higher, closer to 180%, and the rate of increase in the last year sharper.

    No Plan B for Fragile China

  • From 2003 to 2008, total social finance—a Chinese government measure that includes on- and off-balance-sheet lending by the banks as well as bond and equity issuance—expanded on average by 18% a year, supporting growth in nominal GDP of 17% a year.

    No Plan B for Fragile China

  • This would involve formally allowing banks to compete for deposits without having to resort to off-balance-sheet wealth-management products.

    China's Self-Reforming Banks?

  • Local governments, with total borrowing of 10.7 trillion yuan or 27% of GDP largely via off-balance-sheet entities, are a potential problem for both the financial and fiscal system.

    Reading the China Risk

  • Both the PBOC and CBRC are doing their best to manage the situation, and appear to have a pretty good idea of the contours of all this off-balance-sheet lending.

    How China's Banks Break the Rules

  • No one understood that Citigroup's off-balance-sheet financial engineering -- mortgage backed bonds leveraged by selling worthless commercial paper to unsuspecting central banks -- meant the nation's largest bank was insolvent.

    Robert Lenzner: People Don't Imagine The Worst Until It's Upon Them

  • Add household debt (highest in the world at 99% of GDP) and corporate debt (highest in the world at 317% of GDP, not even counting off-balance-sheet swaps and derivatives) and our total debt is 557% of GDP.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Just Wondering

  • Compounding that problem was the fact that many governments chose to delay paying their pension obligations, racking up "off-balance-sheet" debt, as they expected the good times to last.

    Pension Benefits For Current Employees Could Face Legal Challenges

  • He continued that banks' use of off-balance-sheet vehicles to accumulate risks without appearing to was one of the most extravagant, hair-raising things that I've ever come across … I'm not challenging the principle of securitization, but there must be a limit.

    Sarkozy: Imbalances May Cause Disaster


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