BEIJING May 10 Chinese commercial banks'
non-performing loan (NPL) ratio stood at 1.74 percent at the end
of March, unchanged from the end of 2016, the country's banking
regulator said on Wednesday.
Total commercial bank NPLs amounted to 1.58 trillion yuan
($228.9 billion), up from 1.51 trillion yuan at end-2016, China
Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) data showed.
Banks' core Tier 1 capital adequacy ratio was 10.79 percent
at the end of March, up from 10.75 a quarter earlier.
($1 = 6.9039 Chinese yuan)
(Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Jacqueline