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An interbank liquidity crunch has made China's overextended commercial banks the first sector in the country to feel the pressure of the reform package initiated by the new leadership. Despite the unusually-high interbank lending rates over the past two weeks, China's central bank did not pump hefty amounts of money into the cash-thirsty market as expected in a bold but essential move to discipline unchecked lenders. Such financial brinkmanship spooks investor confidence, sending the benchmark stock index into a tailspin to a four-year low. The panic, if unsoothed, may worsen the already slowing world's second largest economy.
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  • (Xinhua)2017-03-30 14:08

    BEIJING - China's central bank on Thursday skipped the open market operations of reverse repos, draining liquidity from the market. This was the fifth consecutive business day that the People's Bank of China (PBOC) has halted the open market operations of reverse repos, a process where it purchases ...

  • (Xinhua)2017-03-29 10:04

    BEIJING - Chinese investors are likely to witness market liquidity tilting toward tightening in the near term, as regulators fine tune policies following upbeat domestic data and the US interest rate hike that has spurred global ripple effects. Siphoning market liquidity On Tuesday, China's central ...

  • (China Daily)2017-03-23 07:39

    BEIJING - Stocks fell on Wednesday due to worries over tightening liquidity in the domestic banking system and uncertainty over whether US President Donald Trump will be able to get his economic policies approved in a timely fashion. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.5 percent to 3,450.05 points, wh...

  • By Li Xiang(China Daily)2017-03-18 10:53

    Li Wei, director of the Development Research Center of the State Council, answers questions regarding stabilizing the economy and improving efficiency during this year's two sessions. [Photo/Xinhua]The risk of a sharp decline in China's economy has decreased and the country is poised to embrace a ne...

  • (Xinhua)2017-03-02 09:25

    BEIJING - China's central bank on Wednesday announced lending worth 393.5 billion yuan ($57.2 billion) in February via the medium-term lending facility (MLF) to keep liquidity basically stable. The MLF operation includes 150 billion yuan that will mature in six months and 243.5 billion yuan that wil...

  • (Xinhua)2017-02-28 10:28

    Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in a counting machine while a clerk counts them at a branch of a commercial bank in Beijing, March 30, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]BEIJING - China's central bank and regulators for the stock, banking and insurance sectors are in full swing attempting to rein in rising f...

  • By Cai Xiao(China Daily)2017-02-20 08:03

    Schoolboys perform with Chinese drums as part of a ceremony marking the first day of trade after the Lunar New Year at the Hong Kong stock exchange on Feb 1. [Photo / Agencies]Next six months may well see even ChiNext weakening a bitThe overall performance of the Shenzhen small-and-medium enterprise...

  • (Xinhua)2017-02-16 08:23

    An employee counts yuan banknotes at a bank in Huaibei, Anhui province, June 22, 2010. [Photo/Agencies]BEIJING - China's central bank on Wednesday announced lending worth 393.5 billion yuan ($57.33 billion) to 22 financial institutions via medium-term lending facility (MLF) to keep liquidity basical...

  • (Xinhua)2017-02-10 17:01

    BEIJING - China's central bank has drained liquidity from the market for three consecutive weeks, as demand for funds fall after the Lunar New Year holiday. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) withdrew 625 billion yuan ($90.84 billion) from the market from Monday through Friday, up from 70 billion yua...

  • (Xinhua)2017-02-07 13:34

    BEIJING - China's central bank suspended open market operations for a third-straight trading day Tuesday, in a further sign of policy tightening. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) withdrew 120 billion yuan ($17 billion) from the market on Tuesday, as 120 billion yuan of reverse repurchase agreements...

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