Bond Tranlin’s issuance$2b by paper developersmill in facesUS advancesnew rules
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If less qualified developers could continue to get funding through issue channels, they would use the funding again to bid for land — further pushing up land and housing prices in the future, while they are fragile to risk exposure, said Zhang.
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senior vice-president of marketing and product development at Vastly