Sunday, March 1, 2015
- For the second time in less than four months, the People’s Bank of China has cut interest rates, lowering by a quarter percentage point both the benchmark one-year loan rate, to 5.35%, and the one-year deposit rate, to 2.5%.
- "Deflationary risk and the property market slowdown are two main reasons for the rate cut this time," said a central bank official.
- In the last few months, China has been showing further signs of flagging economic growth, with its GDP dipping to 7.3% in Q4 - its slowest rate in over two decades, and its CPI sliding to 0.8% in January - its weakest showing since late 2009.
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