Evergrande soars 70%, leading Chinese property stocks higher after Country Garden avoids default

Source: CNBC

“Shares of Chinese property developer Evergrande [rose in price by] as much as 82% on Wednesday, leading gains on the Hang Seng Index. The stock has since pared its gains, but was still about 70% higher. The real estate sector was the top gainer on the HSI, but the overall index was still in negative territory, dragged by health-care and industrial stocks. Other stocks like Country Garden Holdings and Logan Group also surged, gaining as much as 26% and 28% respectively, while the Hang Seng Mainland Property Index was up about 4%. The gains come after Country Garden reportedly managed to pay $22.5 million in bond coupon payments on Tuesday, narrowing avoiding default. The bond payments were originally due in August, but Country Garden submitted the payments hours before a 30-day grace period expired. … China’s property sector has languished ever since Evergrande defaulted in 2021.” (09/06/23)