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    1. China's central bank announced Sunday it would cut the level of funds that commercial banks must hold in reserve by one percentage point, the second such move this year to boost lending. In a statement on its website, the People's Bank of China (PBoC) said it will give an additional one-percentage-point RRR cut to banks for agricultural services and a further two-percentage-point cut to the ...

    2. China Moves to Stimulus Mode With Cut to Bank Reserve Ratio

      Bloomberg via Yahoo! FinanceApr 19 7:30 AM

      China’s leaders swung into stimulus mode, cutting the amount of cash lenders must set aside as reserves by the most since the global financial crisis just days after a report showed the slowest economic growth in six years. The reserve-requirement ratio will be lowered 1 percentage point effective April 20, the People’s Bank of China said on its website Sunday, the second reduction this year and...

    3. China-Pakistan to Sign $28 Billion in Projects During Xi Visit

      Bloomberg via Yahoo! FinanceApr 19 10:58 AM

      Pakistan and China will sign agreements for energy and infrastructure projects valued at $28 billion during President Xi Jinping’s visit to Islamabad that starts Monday, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said Sunday. The contracts will be part of the $45 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The 3,000-kilometer (1,850 mile) route will start in China’s western Xinjiang region and run to the ...

    4. China's central bank on Sunday cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves, the second industry-wide cut in two months, adding more liquidity to the world's second-biggest economy to help spur bank lending and combat slowing growth. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) lowered the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for all banks by 100 basis points to 18.5 percent, effective from April 20...

    5. China's team charged with hunting down officials suspected of corruption who have fled overseas is aged 30 on average, speaks foreign languages and is well educated, a Chinese official said, giving rare details of a secretive operation. The government launched Operation Fox Hunt last year to go after suspects who have left China to try and seek refuge abroad, often taking large sums with them ...

    6. China: New bank to enhance international finance system

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsApr 17 15:40 PM

      WASHINGTON (AP) — China's proposed infrastructure bank for Asia is intended to complement, not replace, existing lenders dominated by the U.S. and Japan, a senior Chinese official said Friday.

    7. China to Investors: Don't Forget That Stocks Can Lose Money Too

      Bloomberg via Yahoo! FinanceApr 19 10:17 AM

      China’s securities regulator jolted traders after the close of local bourses Friday when it banned a source of financing for margin trades and made it easier for short sellers to wager that stocks will fall. Offshore futures and exchange-traded funds linked to the world’s second-largest stock market sank, with the iShares China Large-Cap ETF tumbling 4.2 percent in the U.S. While China bulls ...

    8. China 'building runway in disputed South China Sea'

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsApr 17 6:13 AM

      China is rapidly building an airstrip on an artificial island in disputed South China Sea waters, recent satellite pictures show, potentially ramping up tensions with several Southeast Asian neighbours. Fiery Cross in the Spratly Islands was little more than a reef when China began land reclamation works to turn it into an island in late 2014. Now satellite images taken last week by DigitalGlobe...

    9. China's top anti-graft agency has opened an investigation into former China Telecom Corp Ltd president and chief engineer Leng Rongquan, a 20-year executive and Communist Party member who retired in 2010. Leng is being probed on "suspicion of serious violations of the law", according to a brief statement by the Communist Party's graft watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection ...

    10. TAIPEI, Taiwan (TheStreet) -- Only in China would a 7% growth rate be considered a major economic slowdown. Most countries would be thrilled to have such a robust economy. And if the U.S. economy were expanding at anywhere near that level -- its GDP grew just 2.4% last year -- the Federal Reserve would already be raising interest rates. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks But in ...

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