Analysis

Financial Asset Exchanges
 
Collateral
 
July 25, 2018

When bad loans were first auctioned on Taobao—Alibaba’s e-commerce platform—foreign observers were generally incredulous, chalking it up as the sort of Chinese-style financial innovation that would either not catch on or, if it did, would quickly flame out. More recently, when three Boeing 747s[1] and, separately, a skyscraper[2] were auctioned on Taobao after being seized from delinquent debtors, the media… READ MORE


Financial Asset Exchanges
 
May 3, 2018

Financial asset exchanges are a distinctly Chinese type of financial institution. There are dozens of financial asset exchanges operating around the country as electronic auction houses and online fundraising platforms. They operate as a place where equity in state and private companies that are not listed on a stock exchange can be marketed and auctioned openly. They’re used by leasing… READ MORE