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The Chinese Corporate Savings Puzzle

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Source: The Chinese Corporate Savings Puzzle : A Firm-level Cross-country Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2010/275

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hui Tong , Shang-Jin Wei , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455210824

Keywords: China&;amp;#x2019;s savings, Corporate savings, State-owned enterprises, savings rate, net savings, savings rates, dividend payout

China's high corporate savings rate is commonly claimed to be a key driver for the country's large current account surplus. The mainstream explanation for high corporate savings is a combination of windfall profits...