China’s BRI Bailouts Draw Mixed Reception

Several reports published over the past two weeks shine a light on China’s lending practices abroad, in the context of an ongoing international debt crisis along parts of the BRI. The reports trace the evolution of BRI loans and...

China Bans Cryptocurrency Transactions and Mining

On Friday, Chinese regulators announced a nationwide ban on cryptocurrency transactions and cryptocurrency mining. The culmination of a years-long crackdown, the move was meant to close loopholes in previous attempts to regulate...

China’s Anti-money Laundering Strategy Launched

From China Daily: China’s first anti-money laundering strategy was released today by the Central Bank and anti-money laundering departments, chinanews.cn reported. The strategy focuses on the anti-terrorism financing...

China’s Central Bank Reaffirms Monetary, Lending Policies

From Bloomberg: China’s central bank reaffirmed plans to keep a “moderately loose” stance for 2010 and to restrict credit for industries with excess capacity, in its final monetary policy statement for the year. “Strict lending...

China Central Bank To Keep ‘Moderately Loose’ Policy Stance

From Bloomberg: China’s central bank said it will maintain a “moderately loose monetary policy” and aims to consolidate the nation’s economic recovery. “To continue to foster the relatively smooth and fast economic development...

China Targets Stable, Fast Growth: Central Bank

From AFP: China’s central bank said Sunday it would seek to create conditions for “relatively fast” economic growth in the coming months, despite the ongoing threat of inflation. “We will use various...

China Rejects `Hard Landing’ Risk From Weaker Exports

From Bloomberg: China’s central bank rejected predictions that exports will collapse because of the U.S. economic slump, signaling policy makers are unlikely to relax lending curbs or stem the yuan’s appreciation....

China Central Bank Names Two Vice Governors; Wu Exits – Li Yanping

From Bloomberg: China appointed Yi Gang and Ma Delun as vice governors of the central bank as the government reshuffles jobs after the twice-a-decade Communist Party congress in October. The State Council, China’s cabinet, approved the promotions from assistant governors on Dec. 23, the People’s Bank of China said in a statement on its Web […]

China to Order Banks to Raise Cash Reserves – David Barboza

From New York Times: China said today that for the 10th time this year, it would order banks to raise the amount of cash they set aside, in order to curb inflation and prevent the economy from overheating. The Central Bank said that it had ordered banks to increase their reserve ratios by a full […]

China Soaks Up Banks’ Cash Again To Cool Economy – Jason Subler and Jerry Hua

From Reuters: China’s central bank on Saturday raised the proportion of deposits that banks must hold in reserve for the eighth time this year, extending a campaign to prevent the world’s fourth-largest economy from overheating. The half-point increase in the reserve requirement ratio, which will take effect on Oct. 25, brings the ratio for big […]

Tightening Policy Will Continue – Xin Zhiming

From China Daily: The central bank said on Friday that it will continue to adopt a “moderately tight” monetary policy in the coming months to keep the economy on the right track. On the whole, the economy is sound, but “still faces prominent problems such as excessive investment growth, too large a trade surplus and […]

China’s Rate Increase Targets Food Prices – Jamil Anderlini

From Financial Times: China’s central bank raised interest rates for the second time in less than a month on Friday in an attempt to rein in soaring food prices, excessive bank lending and bubbles in the property and stock markets. The People’s Bank of China lifted the one-year benchmark deposit rate by 27 basis points […]

Interest Rate Hikes An Effective Economic Tool РYi Xianrong (易宪容)

From China Daily: For the fourth time this year, the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, raised interests rates on Wednesday. The interest rate on bank deposits was raised by 27 basis points, and the lending rate by 18 basis points. After the hikes, the benchmark one-year deposit rate is now 3.6 percent while […]



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