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China bank bail-out is a one-off, say analysts, but the short-term debt market still shudders

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Chinese authorities took over Baoshang Bank this week, the first time the state has taken control of a financial institution in two decades. Despite the central bank promising to guarantee most deposits held by Baoshang, yields on similarly rated banks’ outstanding short-term debt jumped as issuance volumes tumbled — leading the central bank to take the ‘unusual’ move of injecting liquidity into the market for three consecutive days. Rebecca Feng reports.

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