Chinese property bonds ‘clearly corrected’
October 11, 2011 You can access the full text of this article on Euroweek website
Chinese property companies have fallen heavily in the secondary bond market over the last month, bearing the brunt of investors’ attempts to reduce risk amid fears over the European sovereign crisis and, closer to home, worries about the fate of China’s economy. But things are starting to look up for the sector: investors and analysts already see pockets of value.
Chinese property developers have been particularly hard-hit by the volatility that has swept through secondary markets over the last few months. Thirty point falls — or more — in bond prices have become common, and new issuance has disappeared completely. But investors are starting to see value in the sector, and think there is not much room left for these bonds to fall.