China to ramp up monetary stimulus as growth outlook darkens amid lockdown

The State Council said in a statement Wednesday that monetary tools "such as a RRR cut" will be used "in a timely and appropriate manner" to maintain reasonably ample liquidity

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China signaled more monetary stimulus was on the cards, including a likely cut to the reserve requirement ratio for banks, as it ramps up support for an economy under strain from surging Covid cases and more lockdowns. 
 
The State Council said in a statement Wednesday that monetary tools “such as a RRR cut” will be used “in a timely and appropriate manner” to maintain reasonably ample liquidity. A cut in the RRR -- the amount of cash banks must keep in reserve -- could land as soon as this week, given the central bank usually imposes a reduction within days

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First Published: Nov 24 2022 | 12:05 PM IST

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