China's "Lehman Moment" Arrives On 13th Anniversary Of Lehman Bankruptcy: Beijing Tells Banks Evergrande Won't Pay Interest | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

China's "Lehman Moment" Arrives On 13th Anniversary Of Lehman Bankruptcy: Beijing Tells Banks Evergrande Won't Pay Interest

Yesterday, when covering the non-stop drama surrounding China's most insolvent property developer, Evergrande, we said that it would be remarkably ironic if Evergrande were to announce a default - which everyone knows is coming - today, on the 13th anniversary of Lehman's bankruptcy filing on Sept 15, 2008.

Well, in this delightfully absurd world we live in, that's just what happened only instead of Evergrande making the announcement, it was the entity that will soon control the massively overlevered property developer that made it for them: the Chinese government.

According to Bloomberg, Chinese authorities told major lenders to China Evergrande Group not to expect interest payments due next week on bank loans, which takes the cash-strapped developer a step closer the nation’s largest modern-day restructurings, and guarantees that China's "Lehman Moment" is now just a matter of days, if not hours.

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