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PBoC cuts rate for loans

CHINA’S CENTRAL BANK provided medium-term funding to commercial lenders and cut the interest rate it charges for the money, a move widely anticipated by analysts to cushion the economy from the virus epidemic.

China central bank cuts short-term funding rate for the first time...

SHANGHAI — China’s central bank unexpectedly trimmed a closely watched lending rate on Monday, the first such cut in more than four years and a signal to markets that policy makers are ready to act to prop up slowing growth.

Reluctant PBoC seen limiting support for bond mart

WHILE Tuesday’s move by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) to trim a benchmark for bank funding costs has helped halt a slide in the country’s bonds, market participants see little scope for more robust moves by the central bank that could offer further support.

China’s new lending benchmark to be based on medium-term rates

BEIJING/SHANGHAI — China’s announcement of key interest rate reforms over the weekend fueled expectations of an imminent reduction in corporate borrowing costs in the struggling economy, boosting share prices on Monday.

China seen saving monetary stimulus for trade war winter as yuan...

CHINESE policy makers are holding back from rolling out the big guns of monetary stimulus, keeping options in reserve as the trade standoff with the US risks morphing into a global currency war.

PBoC keeps policy steady

SHANGHAI — China’s central bank kept its main policy rates on hold on Thursday, opting not to follow an overnight benchmark rate cut by the US Federal Reserve as policy makers wait to see if earlier support measures start to stabilize the economy.

People’s Bank of China adds liquidity as regional bank seizure ratchets...

THE PEOPLE’S Bank of China (PBoC) is acting to increase the supply of short-term funding to banks after the seizure of a regional lender rattled domestic markets.

People’s Bank of China calls for more policy coordination to support...

BEIJING — China’s central bank on Monday called for more coordination between the country’s monetary policy, fiscal policy and other policies as Beijing seeks to fend off risks and maintain stable economic growth.

PBoC to inject 10 billion yuan to help private debt sales

CHINA’S central bank plans to give 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) to China Bond Insurance Co. to provide credit support for debt sales by private enterprises, according to people familiar with the situation.

China unlikely to follow Fed hike

CHINA’S central bank is expected to keep borrowing costs on hold through the end of this year despite further Federal Reserve rate hikes from this week, as economic growth slows and the trade war with the US gets worse.