01 Apr '11, 10am

China money rates ease but tightening jitters cap downside: SHANGHAI - CHINA'S money market rates fell on Friday...

China money rates ease but tightening jitters cap downside: SHANGHAI - CHINA'S money market rates fell on Friday...

China's money market rates fell on Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SHANGHAI - CHINA'S money market rates fell on Friday, with major banks returning to the market to lend money after meeting a cash call for regulatory requirements at the end of the quarter, such as loan-to-deposit ratios. But the benchmark seven-day bond repurchase rate only dropped a mild 5 basis points as jitters over another tightening by the People's Bank of China capped downward momentum, traders said. Comments by government officials, researches and state media this week said that the central bank may have to raise both interest rates and bank reserve requirement ratios (RRR) in April to combat a possible jump in consumer inflation to a nearly three-year high of an annual around 5 per cent in March. The PBOC has since last October raised official interest rates three times and bank reserve requirements six ...

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