Evergrande Risks First Local Bond Default
(Bloomberg) ― China Evergrande Group suffered its first rejection from local creditors to extend a bond payment, a development that may result in a landmark onshore default and encourage investors to take a tougher stance against other developers battered by the nation’s property debt crisis.
Holders of a puttable yuan-denominated bond from the company’s main onshore unit Hengda Real Estate Group Co. rejected a plan to further extend payment past a July 8 deadline by six months, according to a Shenzhen stock exchange filing Monday. The company held a meeting last week to seek creditor approval, but more than 90% of the voting holders rejected the proposed extension.
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