Wednesday, 20 October, 2021

China central bank to keep monetary policy ‘flexible, appropriate’

China central bank to keep monetary policy ‘flexible, appropriate’

BEIJING: China’s central bank said on Monday it would keep monetary policy flexible and appropriate to maintain stability as the pandemic persists and domestic economic recovery is uneven.

In its second-quarter monetary policy implementation report, the People’s Bank of China said it would keep liquidity reasonably ample and step up support for technology innovation, small firms and the manufacturing sector, report agencies.

“The global epidemic is still evolving, the external environment is becoming more severe and complex, and the domestic economic recovery is still unstable and uneven,” the central bank said.

On the external environment, the PBOC cited a rebound in COVID-19 cases globally and the risk from expected policy shifts in developed countries that could affect cross-border capital flows.

It pledged to “grasp the strength and rhythm of policy” according to the domestic economic situation and price trend to maintain the overall stability of the economy.