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Internet finance and its potential risks: the case of China


Tian, Zhongkai and Sheikh Hassan, Ahmad Fahmi (2019) Internet finance and its potential risks: the case of China. International Journal of Accounting, Finance and Business, 4 (20). pp. 44-51. ISSN 0128-1844


Internet finance is a global phenomenon that further close the digital divide and sidelining of small-medium enterprise (SMEs) equipping for a fourth industrial revolution market. This study reviews the development of Internet finance in China deemed to be the largest Internet finance market in the world. The extant of literature and market reports suggest that this overwhelming performance of China Internet financing is due to factors such as financial market gap, popularity of third-party payment and high returns. However, against mthe traditional financing operations, investors in this sector suffer substantial degree of risks due to fraud leading to huge losses. We argue that there needs a concerted effort by government and oversight bodies to improve market disciplines to ensure a healthy development of this alternative financing thereby enhancing the economy development of China and elsewhere where Internet financing is operating.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Putra Business School
Publisher: Academic Inspired Network
Keywords: Internet finance; Potential risk; SMEs; China
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2020 18:02
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2020 18:02
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/80302
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