China bank reserve cuts free up 100b yuan

Business | 17 Jun 2019 11:47 am

China’s central bank said today the second phase of a cut in the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) freed about 100 billion yuan worth of long term funds, Reuters reports.

In open market operations, the People’s Bank of China also injected 150 billion yuan via 14-day reverse repos to “keep liquidity level stable at end-June”, the bank said in a statement on its website. 

The PBOC announced in May that it would implement a reduction of RRRs for some small- and medium-sized banks in three phases, as part of wider efforts to help companies weather a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy.

The third phase of the RRR cut is scheduled to take effect on July 15.

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