China Lifts Rates, Cuts Tax on Savings – Mure Dickie

_42402264_chinesehoogsafp203jpg.jpg From Financial Times:

China on Friday responded to a surprise acceleration in growth during the second quarter and a jump in by announcing it would slash its tax on bank deposit interest income and raise interest rates .

The moves had been widely expected after Beijing on Thursday unveiled second-quarter growth in gross domestic product of 11.9 per cent and said consumer price inflation had hit 4.4 per cent in June, its highest rate in nearly three years. [Full Text]

See also: China rates rise to cool economy from BBC News.

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