Embattled Evergrande files for bankruptcy in U.S. court
Newsfrom JapanWorld Economy
Embattled property developer China Evergrande Group filed for bankruptcy in a New York court Thursday, highlighting the prolonged slump in the Chinese real estate market following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Evergrande sought Chapter 15 court protection of its assets in the United States under the bankruptcy procedures for non-U.S. companies to shield it from creditors.
The move came after the group based in Guangdong Province said last month it was saddled with 2.44 trillion yuan ($335 billion) in excess liabilities at the end of 2022.
Evergrande, which has received financial support including fro...