Who Gains from Credit Granted between Firms? Evidence from Inter-corporate Loan Announcements Made in China
2017-12-25 16:10:35
by Liping Lu, VU University Amsterdam

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 | 4:00pm-5:30pm | Room 337, HSBC Business School Building


Who gains from inter-corporate credit? To answer this question we investigate the market reaction of both the issuing and receiving firms to the announcements of inter-corporate loans in China. We find that the average abnormal return for the issuers of inter-corporate loans is significantly negative, whereas positive for the receivers. Investors may worry that issuing firms run out of worthwhile projects to finance, while they perceive credit-receiving firms as being certified as worthy borrowers. Firms have a lower / better performance after the issuance / receipt of inter-corporate loans, and corporate investment increases more for the receivers than the issuers.