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  1. PBOC official calls for tax on hot money

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the inflows of hot money dented the effectiveness of the PBOC's monetary policy tools, such as interest rates and sterilisation operations. The process of using interest rates to manage ...

  2. PBOC pledges 'moderate' tightening

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... will] appropriately enhance the degree in adjustments and controls and maintain reasonable growth in credit to achieve sustainable growth,' Mr Zhou said. PBOC vice-governor Su Ning said ... of tools. PBOC assistant governor Yi Gang told a financial forum that the central bank would continue to curb excess liquidity in the country's domestic markets. He said the scale of credit ...

  3. PBOC raises rates for sixth time this year

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the rapidly growing economy from turning to overheating, and prevent the structural rise in prices from becoming clear inflation,' the PBOC said, adding that a 'complex global environment' also prompted the rate changes. The PBOC also said it was cutting the withdrawal-on-demand deposit rate by 9 basis points to 0.72 per cent from 0.81 per cent. The bank said this was aimed ...

  4. PBOC keeps tightening bias as forecast raised

    Posted Sep 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the impact of the United State subprime mortgage loan crisis on international financial markets and the mainland, the PBOC said in a statement after a meeting of its monetary policy committee. ... University. However, the 50 basis points cut in the key US interest rate this month 'may put pressure on the PBOC as room for rate rises is limited'. ...

  5. PBOC to allow trading of interest rate forwards in derivatives push

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the mainland. A forward rate agreement allows investors and borrowers to determine the interest rate on a loan in advance for a specified period. The PBOC, which published rules on forwards on its ... conditions for efficient use of capital.' The PBOC said that the rates set by the two parties under the new trading system must be based on benchmark rates set by the central bank ...

  6. Foreign banks affected in latest PBOC measure

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Loan growth limit cut to 12 per cent China has once again tightened bank lending to cool an overheated economy and for the first time has widened its restrictions to include foreign banks, mainland banking officials said yesterday. Beijing wa ...

  7. PBOC considers forex reserves for banks

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Beijing The mainland's central bank may introduce a new policy requiring commercial banks to keep some foreign currency in their accounts to slow the rise in foreign-exchange lending. Exporters say the measure could help cool the mainland&# ...

  8. PBOC battles liquidity with eighth rise in reserves

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing The People's Bank of China on Saturday raised the amount of money banks must keep in reserve for the eighth time this year, the latest in a series of vain attempts to soak up excess liquidity swilling around the mainland economy ...

  9. Only gradual change for yuan: PBOC

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing The deputy governor of the People's Bank of China has reacted to fresh US demands to speed up exchange rate reform by reaffirming the central government's commitment to the gradual appreciation of the yuan. The country was ...

  10. PBOC stokes stock rebound in mainland

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lee Yuk-kei Mainland stocks rebounded to record highs yesterday, lifted by remarks by People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan and the head of the national pension fund, Xiang Huaicheng. Their comments failed to buoy the Hong Kong market, which ...




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