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Stocks Fall as Central Bank Defends Liquidity Position

The Wall Street Journal reports that Chinese stocks “were in free fall on Monday” after Beijing scrambled over the weekend to assure investors that its financial system had ample liquidity. After the People’s...

World Bank Forecasts Lowest China Growth in a Decade

The World Bank lowered its growth forecast for China to 7.7 percent on Monday, 0.5 percent below its April estimate, according to the China Daily: The World Bank also lowered China’s growth forecast in 2013 to 8.1 percent,...

Banks, Insurers Swimming Different Currents

Following last weekend’s interest rate cuts by The People’s Bank of China, which signaled a move toward a more market-based banking system, The Wall Street Journal reports that China’s banks will likely feel...

CDT Money: Game On

Under a cloud cover of speculation about a potential fiscal stimulus package, China’s central bank announced a 25 basis point cut to lending and deposit rates on Thursday, its first interest rate cut since late 2008 and...

PBOC Cuts Interest Rates as Economy Continues Slide

China’s central bank announced a 25 basis point cut to borrowing and lending rates on Thursday, the latest measure taken to stave off a hard landing for the economy. From The New York Times: The interest rate cut was the...

CDT Money: Uneasy Status Quo?

In a week dominated by the political drama surrounding the dismissal of embattled Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai, speculation continued over possible monetary easing despite mixed messages from officials as they seek to...

PBOC Hints at Near-Term Loosening

A week after Premier Wen Jiabao opened the National People’s Congress by lowering China’s 2012 GDP growth target, and only a couple days after China announced its largest trade deficit in more than a decade,...

China’s Giant Pool Of Money

NPRs Planet Money podcast has posted the third show from their recent trip to China, which looks at U.S. reserves in the Chinese economy from the perspective of two business people in the export business: Today on the show, we...

CDT Money: China Cuts Reserve Requirement

China’s central bank announced a reduction in the amount of cash banks must hold as reserves on Saturday, capping a week that brought more signs of a slowing Chinese economy. The reserve requirement ratio for banks will...

China Central Bank Governor to Be Replaced – Richard McGregor

From Financial Times: Zhou Xiaochuan , China’s central bank governor, is expected to be replaced in the wake of this month’s Communist party congress – with his chances of a promotion fading, say Chinese officials and diplomats. Officials, scholars and diplomats familiar with the finance sector gave conflicting accounts of why Mr Zhou’s term at […]

New Real Estate Policy Targets Speculators – Li Zhigang

From Caijing.com.cn: The People’s Bank of China and the China Banking Regulatory Commission have announced plans to impose new real estate lending and credit policies aimed at quelling speculation through mortgage controls. Investors reacted to the announcement September 27 by pushing the Shanghai real estate compound index down nearly 4 percent to 303.25 points. At […]

Report Sounds Alarm Over Big Groups’ Loan Habits – Hu Runfeng

From Caijing.com.cn: The People’s Bank of China ‘s Shanghai branch has warned commercial bank lenders about the risks involved in extending credit lines to octopus-like company groups. In a first-of-its-kind report released July 31, the central bank cited two examples of credit abuse by unnamed groups, although Caijing has learned that the questionable borrowers were […]

China to encourage microcredit development to boost employment – People’s Daily

From People’s Daily Online: China’s central bank is to encourage the development of microcredit in a bid to boost employment, said a deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China on Wednesday. Wu Xiaoling said at a meeting that the bank would establish a long-term re-employment system through facilitating microcredit. [Full Text]

China Moves to Curb Lending for Second Time in Five Weeks – David Lague

From the New York Times: China’s central bank on Friday moved to curb excessive lending for the second time in five weeks, in a bid to cool a surging economy. The People’s Bank of China ordered commercial banks to increase the amount of funds they hold in reserve to tighten the credit available for investment […]

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