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  • China Feb new yuan loans well above forecast Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 2:51 AM ET

    BEIJING, March 12- Chinese banks extended 1.02 trillion yuan worth of new loans in February, well above market expectations, while growth in broad money supply quickened, central bank data showed on Thursday. Economists polled by Reuters had expected new local-currency loans to fall to 750 billion yuan in February from 1.47 trillion yuan in January, which...

  • MOSCOW, March 5- Russia's central bank continues to see lowering inflation as its priority, but needs to take into account how its policies impact the real economy, the bank's new head of monetary policy said in an interview cleared for publication on Thursday. In his first public comments since his appointment in January, First Deputy Governor Dmitry Tulin said "...

  • BEIJING, Feb 17- China's central bank and commercial banks bought 108.3 billion yuan worth of renminbi in January, the second consecutive month that purchases have topped 100 billion yuan, in a sign that more capital was leaving the country. The large purchases of yuan are likely to complicate China's monetary policy, as they tighten liquidity at a time the...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 16- China's yuan weakened on Monday, after January data showed the weakest year-on-year growth in money supply in 16 years. China's January data this year has been almost uniformly poor, with inflation, trade and money supply data all coming in well below analysts' forecasts, reinforcing expectations that policymakers will have to roll out more...

  • BEIJING, Feb 13- China's growth in broad money supply slumped to its lowest on record in January even as new yuan loans hit a 5-1/ 2- year high, boosting bets that Beijing may further loosen monetary policy to avert a sharper economic slowdown. That was even as new yuan loans surged to 1.47 trillion yuan, trumping market expectations for 1.35 trillion yuan, and more...

  • BEIJING, Feb 13- New yuan loans issued in China more than doubled in January to surge to a 5-1/ 2- year high of 1.47 trillion yuan, trumping market expectations as the government ramped up efforts to avert a sharper economic slowdown. Total social financing, a broader measure of overall liquidity in the economy, also jumped 21 percent from December to 2.05 trillion...

  • BEIJING, Feb 13- China's economy extended 1.47 trillion yuan in new loans in January, beating analysts' expectations in a lending surge not seen since mid-2009. Outstanding loan growth stood at 13.9 percent, the People's Bank of China said. However, analysts cautioned about reading too much into economic indicators for January alone, given the strong seasonal...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 6- Chinese bankers welcomed Beijing's decision to cut the level of reserves they must hold, hoping they can put the freed-up cash to profitable use, but struggling Chinese companies hoping it will mean more and cheaper loans are likely to be disappointed. After a slew of gloomy economic data, the People's Bank of China cut banks' reserve requirement...

  • MELBOURNE, Jan 29- London Metal Exchange metals contracts soured on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled it would stick to plans for a rate hike this year, drawing back liquidity that has underpinned metals. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange slid 1.1 percent to $5,425.50 a tonne by 0108 GMT, quashing an advance from the previous session and...

  • China stocks extend slide, Hong Kong edges up Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:46 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Jan 28- China stocks fell on Wednesday on concerns about tighter liquidity and a fresh slide in oil prices, but Hong Kong managed to eke out gains as telecommunications counters climbed. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index rose 0.3 percent to 24,889.02 points, buoyed by telecommunications, with industry heavyweight China Mobile rising 1.8 percent.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 22- The People's Bank of China is desperate to stimulate a slowing economy, but flagging enthusiasm for Chinese assets is blunting its traditional monetary policy tools and forcing the central bank to adopt different tactics. Tinkering with short-term liquidity has proved ineffective, however, in offsetting the deeper capital outflows that...

  • LONDON, Jan 21- The Swiss currency shock has raised an awkward question many investors have been fearful of asking- what if central banks become as unpredictable and fallible as they are powerful? The Swiss National Bank's sudden decision to abandon its three-year-old cap on the franc- the "cornerstone" of its monetary policy just three days before- led to the...

  • *Dec new loans 697.3 bln yuan vs f'cast 852.7 bln yuan in Nov. China is likely to report next week that its economic growth last year was the slowest in 24 years, and analysts predict a further loss of momentum in 2015 even if the government rolls out more stimulus measures, as widely expected. "Given the fact that the central bank cut interest rates in November, I think...

  • BEIJING, Jan 15- Chinese banks extended 697.3 billion yuan in new loans in December, well below market expectations despite instructions from the central bank to lend more in the last months of 2014 to support the slowing economy. The central bank also said on Thursday that China's Broad M2 money supply measure grew 12.2 percent in December, below expectations...

  • BEIJING, Dec 26- The People's Bank of China is weighing changing rules governing how loan-to-deposit ratios are calculated at banks, a move that would boost liquidity conditions, sources with direct knowledge told Reuters. The banking-sector sources said the PBOC, during a meeting with domestic financial institutions, revealed it is planning to include...

  • Total social financing, a broader measure of overall liquidity in the economy, jumped 74 percent from October to 1.15 trillion yuan, the People's Bank of China said on Friday. Analysts had expected banks to make 650 billion yuan of loans last month, up from 548.3 billion yuan in October, but sources told Reuters this week that Beijing had ordered lenders to extend...

  • BEIJING, Dec 12- Chinese banks made 852.7 billion yuan worth of new loans in November, data showed on Friday, well above market expectations but still unlikely to dispel worries about the country's sputtering economic growth. The central bank said in the same online statement that China's broad M2 money supply rose 12.3 percent in November from a year ago,...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 11- China's central bank will risk creating asset bubbles if it cuts reserve requirement ratios to boost banks' lending power, but analysts reckon it has little choice with the economy growing at its slowest in decades. Chinese banks want the People's Bank of China to cut the RRR, which will release trillions of yuan into the economy, as their deposit...

  • *Inflation data due Dec 10 at 0130 GMT. *Money supply data Dec 10-15, activity indicators Dec 12. BEIJING, Dec 5- A deluge of China data over the coming week is likely to show a persistent cooldown in the world's second-largest economy, adding pressure on authorities to ramp up stimulus measures after unexpectedly cutting interest rates last month.

  • *Loans to private sector contract 1.1 pct m/m in Oct. FRANKFURT, Nov 27- Lending to euro zone households and firms contracted further in October, keeping up pressure on the European Central Bank to deliver further stimulus measures to buoy the lacklustre 18- country economy. "The latest money supply and bank lending data are of little comfort to the ECB and hardly...