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Kaisa Plunges 15% as Firm Is Latest Chinese Developer to Miss Wealth Product Payments
Dou Shicong
DATE:  Nov 04 2021
/ SOURCE:  Yicai
Kaisa Plunges 15% as Firm Is Latest Chinese Developer to Miss Wealth Product Payments Kaisa Plunges 15% as Firm Is Latest Chinese Developer to Miss Wealth Product Payments

(Yicai Global) Nov. 4 -- Shares in Kaisa Group Holdings plummeted 15 percent today after the Chinese property developer said that it is unable to make CNY300 million (USD46.9 million) in payments now due on several wealth management products that it guaranteed. This comes two months after beleaguered China Evergrande Group found itself in a similar crisis.

Kaisa’s share price [HKG:1638] closed at HKD1.01 (USD0.10). The stock has lost over 70 percent in value so far this year.

Investors marched on Kaisa’s office in Shenzhen today to seek a solution, the 21st Century Business Herald reported. Kaisa has backed CNY12.7 billion (USD2 billion) of wealth management products issued by business partner Kin Hang Holdings.

Kaisa’s liquidity has been under unprecedented pressure since the beginning of the year due to a cooling property market and rating downgrades by international rating agencies, the report said. In October, sales contracted 30.5 percent year on year to CNY8.2 billion (USD1.3 billion) and in September sales were down by 64.6 percent.

The Hong Kong-based firm is the latest in a string of Chinese real estate titans to default on their debts this year as leveraging tightens. Evergrande has been scrambling to find ways of repaying CNY934 million (USD146 million) in overdue wealth products and has even been offering physical assets in lieu of cash.

Editor: Kim Taylor

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Keywords: Kaisa Group,Overdue