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Worsening crisis at Evergrande, world’s most indebted developer

(Reuters) – A Hong Kong court ordered the liquidation of China Evergrande Group on Monday.

Evergrande is the world’s most indebted real estate developer and has been at the centre of an unprecedented liquidity crisis in China’s property sector, which accounts for roughly a quarter of the world’s second-largest economy.

Once China’s top-selling developer, Evergrande’s financial crisis became public in 2021 and since then it and a string of its peers have defaulted on their offshore debt obligations amid slowing home sales and fewer new avenues for fundraising, triggering fears of wider contagion that could spread to the country’s banks.