- China is currently international real estate investors' top destination.
- Shadow loans—including those to the property sector—have expanded rapidly in recent years, arousing concern among the global investment community.The trend for non-bank financial intermediaries to enter the lending business is not confined to China.
- The Financial Stability Board of the Bank for International Settlement (BIS) estimates that in 2012, non-bank financial intermediation worldwide was equivalent to 117% of global GDP—a percentage much higher than China's. However, in China, th sector expanded by 42% in 2012 alone, substantially outpacing the global average of 8.1%.
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