SHANGHAI, Feb 5- In the weeks leading up to the traditional Lunar New Year liquidity squeeze, China's central bank has been busy testing its new "interest rate corridor", a tool that could help reduce the need for deeper monetary policy easing. The People's Bank of China late last year introduced a new band to guide interest rates on loans and deposits, abolishing...» Read More
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