Big banks ordered to put the brakes on loans to Dalian Wanda Group

Big banks ordered to put the brakes on loans to Dalian Wanda Group
Big banks ordered to put the brakes on loans to Dalian Wanda Group

The Wall Street Journal reports Chinese regulators have ordered the nation’s big banks to put the brakes on loans to Dalian Wanda Group.

It is the giant property and entertainment company owned by billionaire Wang Jianlin.

Dalian Wanda is set the change the Sydney CBDs skyline with this $1 billion dual-tower development in the heart of Circular Quay by 2020.

The penthouse has record-breaking $60 million price hopes.

Chinese banking regulators met with executives at the country’s big state-owned lenders on June 20 and advised them that six of Wanda’s foreign acquisitions, including Hollywood producer Legendary Entertainment, were subject to government capital restrictions enacted last year, ­according to a document from one of the participating banks that was reviewed by The Wall Street ­Journal.

The document is likely to refer to Wanda’s deals dating back about five years in the US and ­Europe, according to a source.

The State Council, China’s cabinet, put in place rules restricting outbound Chinese investment in late November, in a bid to prevent money from leaving the country as accelerated outflows put enormous pressure on the Chinese yuan.

As part of the rules, Chinese companies are discouraged from making overseas deals related to real estate and entertainment.

Although most of the deals have already closed, the action would appear to block Wanda from getting new financing in connection with them from Chinese banks.

The document appears to shed light on Dalian Wanda’s surprise decision last week to sell most of its theme parks and hotels to developer Sunac China Holdings for $US9.28 billion ($12bn).

Wanda, controlled by billionaire Wang Jianlin, started as a property developer but moved into entertainment to diversify and expand its holdings. 

Wanda's biggest Queensland project currently is Tower Three in the Gold Coast. The 108 luxury apartment tower has one, two and three bedroom apartments.


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