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China Evergrande Group (OTCMKTS:EGRNF) stock is a hot topic among traders on Friday after the company filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection.
This saw Evergrande file for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection as it seeks to restructure its debt. The filing comes at a time when investors in China are growing concerned about a real estate crisis affecting the economy.
Developers haven’t been performing the best in China over the last couple of years. That’s due to a decrease in demand for new housing. This is weakening the Chinese economy as citizens choose apartments over homes. As a result, some developers have been unable to make payments on their debts.
China Evergrande Group said the following about its restructuring plan in its bankruptcy filing, according to CNN Business:
“The proposed restructuring will alleviate the company’s pressure of offshore indebtedness and facilitate the company’s efforts to resume operations and resolve issues on shore.”
The Filing Affects More Than Just EGRNF Stock
Stocks all across China are sliding on Friday as the real estate crisis spreads negative movement to other sectors. It has also gotten bad enough that it’s having an effect on U.S. stocks today. Also not helping matters are some poor earnings performances throughout the week.
Overall, it’s a bear stock day alongside the China Evergrande Group filing. Investors would be wise to recuperate over the weekend and prepare for more volatility, should stocks still be affected once Monday rolls around.
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