Growth decelerated to 4.4% in the first half of the year.
The 16 Moody's-rated listed banks reported asset growth of only 4.4% in the first half of 2017, which was markedly slower from the double-digit growth in the past decade.
"Growth was even negative for some joint-stock commercial banks. In particular, total assets of two banks shrunk while those of another bank barely changed in the period," said Moody's.
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