Shanghai banking sector sees improved asset quality in 2017

In 2017, Shanghai's banking industry kept good development momentum and recorded improved asset quality, according to the latest statement from the local banking regulator.  

During the past year, Shanghai’s banking industry kept good development momentum and recorded improved asset quality on the whole, according to the latest statement from the local banking regulator.

As of the end of 2017, the local banking industry saw its assets total 14.75 trillion yuan (US$2.34 trillion), an increase of 2.3 percent year on year, the Shanghai branch of the China Banking Regulatory Commission said in its recent report.

From January to December, banks in Shanghai extended 6.72 trillion yuan in loans and attracted 9.37 trillion yuan in deposits, up by 12.9 percent and 5 percent respectively, the report said.

Meanwhile, the asset quality of the sector kept improving, with outstanding non-performing loans dropping to 38.03 billion yuan as of the end of 2017, down 2.37 billion yuan compared with 12 months ago.

During the same period, the non-performing loans ratio stood at 0.57 percent, declining by 0.11 percentage points from 2016.

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