On September 22, 2014, China’s Ministry of Finance released the economic performance report on State-owned enterprises for the period of January through August.
The report showed that, as of the end of August, the value of State-owned assets exceeded 99 trillion yuan, with total liabilities at nearly 65 trillion yuan; the ratio of liabilities to assets was 65 percent. The central government owned enterprises showed high financial expenditures. In the first eight months of the year, these grew by 22.4 percent.
The report also showed that, compared to the same period last year, the rate of growth of both the revenues and profits in these State-owned enterprises continued to decline. Costs, however, continued to increase faster than revenue.
Source: China Business News, September 23, 2014