China will raise the reserve requirement ratio by one percentage point for commercial banks in an effort to cool the booming economy, the central bank announced Saturday.
The move, which will take effect on Dec. 25, will push the ratio to a new high of 14.5 percent, after it reached a ten-year high of 13.5 percent on Nov. 26.
This is the country's tenth rise in the reserve requirement ratio this year. It is aimed at "strengthening liquidity management in the banking system and checking excessive credit growth", the People's Bank of China said in a statement posted on its website.
Sunday, 9 December 2007
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