BUSINESS LIVE: Evergrande nears collapse; Paragon post record profits

BUSINESS LIVE: Evergrande nears collapse; Paragon post record profits; UK biotech star goes Dutch in £1.3bn deal

Financial establishments and builders around the globe are on alert final evening after Evergrande warned it won’t be able to pay again its money owed.

The Chinese property big is known to be getting ready to collapse with Asian and Western banks braced for the most important default since Lehman Brothers went bust in 2008.

London-listed Paragon Banking has posted a record annual revenue on the again of robust demand from skilled landlords for buy-to-let properties, which drove a close to 30 per cent leap in mortgage lending.

The lender’s statutory pre-tax profits for the 12 months to 30 September rose 80.5 per cent to £213.7million from £118.4million a year in the past.

A British biotech star headed by a former adviser to David Cameron is planning to go public on the Dutch stock market in certainly one of Europe’s largest ever healthcare mergers.

Benevolent AI, which is run by Baroness Shields and makes use of synthetic intelligence to hurry up the event of medication, will be part of the Euronext Amsterdam stock alternate via a reverse takeover by particular function acquisition company, Odyssey.

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With money owed of greater than £300billion, Evergrande has been struggling to fulfill repayments since September. Much of the money is owed to corporations outdoors China


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