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Professor Robert Engle's comments on systemic risk in China are highlighted

Excerpt from the CFA Institute blog -- "When Engle started tracking SRISK a few years ago, China ranked fifth on the list. It moved up into the first spot two or three years ago. The stock market euphoria since then brought temporary relief, but SRISK has again increased since the market’s collapse. 'Right now, it’s just about back on the trend line for what it was before the stock market took off,' Engle said. So why is SRISK so high in China? Engle pointed to the banks’ lending to state-owned enterprises and municipal governments. As many of these loans are in fact non-performing, they drag down bank stocks’ valuation."

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