Free Trial
OIL

N Sea Loadings to Increase in August

Real-time Actionable Insight

Get the latest on Central Bank Policy and FX & FI Markets to help inform both your strategic and tactical decision-making.

Free Access

MNI China Press Digest May 24: Tax Rebates, PBOC, Yuan

MNI (Singapore)
BEIJING (MNI)

MNI picks keys stories from today's China press

True

The following lists highlights from Chinese press reports on Tuesday:

  • China will expand tax rebates to more industries by over CNY140 billion, refunding a total of CNY2.64 trillion in taxes for the whole year, according to a statement on the gov website citing a State Council executive meeting. Support tools for SME loans will be doubled, and banks will allow deferred repayment of SME loans, truck loans and housing mortgages, and consumer loans of individual borrowers experiencing difficulties within the year, the statement said. The purchase tax on some passenger cars will be cut by CNY60 billion to boost consumption, and a new batch of large-scale projects in water conservancy, transportation, and renovation of older residential areas has been started, the statement said.
  • The People’s Bank of China should give more emphasis on the use of quantitative tools at the moment, as lowering policy interest rates will further invert the Sino-U.S. spread and may add to the pressure of capital outflows, said NetEase Finance citing a former director of the PBOC’s Statistics and Analysis Department. Sheng also noted prices tend to rise due to imported inflation and likely rising pork prices, the newspaper said. The PBOC should maintain the basic stability of the yuan at a balanced level and if necessary, the forex deposit reserve ratio can be further lowered from the current 8% and the counter-cyclical adjustment factor can be restarted, said Sheng.
  • The yuan will return to a wider range of trade as depreciation expectations weaken, and the surplus in the balance of payments offers support, said the 21st Century Business Herald in an editorial. The Covid-19 spread has been effectively controlled and production, and recent pro-growth policies and 15 bps cut in five-year LPR helped restore market confidence in the economy, the newspaper said. It added that a fall in U.S. bond yields and the dollar index also provide support for the yuan. The PBOC has abundant tools to stabilise the currency, including the issuance of offshore central bank bills to tighten the liquidity of offshore RMB and narrow the onshore-offshore yuan spread, the newspaper said.
354 words

To read the full story

Why Subscribe to

MarketNews.com

MNI is the leading provider

of news and intelligence specifically for the Global Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insight for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions. We offer not simply news, but news analysis, linking breaking news to the effects on capital markets. Our exclusive information and intelligence moves markets.

Our credibility

for delivering mission-critical information has been built over three decades. The quality and experience of MNI's team of analysts and reporters across America, Asia and Europe truly sets us apart. Our Markets team includes former fixed-income specialists, currency traders, economists and strategists, who are able to combine expertise on macro economics, financial markets, and political risk to give a comprehensive and holistic insight on global markets.

The following lists highlights from Chinese press reports on Tuesday:

  • China will expand tax rebates to more industries by over CNY140 billion, refunding a total of CNY2.64 trillion in taxes for the whole year, according to a statement on the gov website citing a State Council executive meeting. Support tools for SME loans will be doubled, and banks will allow deferred repayment of SME loans, truck loans and housing mortgages, and consumer loans of individual borrowers experiencing difficulties within the year, the statement said. The purchase tax on some passenger cars will be cut by CNY60 billion to boost consumption, and a new batch of large-scale projects in water conservancy, transportation, and renovation of older residential areas has been started, the statement said.
  • The People’s Bank of China should give more emphasis on the use of quantitative tools at the moment, as lowering policy interest rates will further invert the Sino-U.S. spread and may add to the pressure of capital outflows, said NetEase Finance citing a former director of the PBOC’s Statistics and Analysis Department. Sheng also noted prices tend to rise due to imported inflation and likely rising pork prices, the newspaper said. The PBOC should maintain the basic stability of the yuan at a balanced level and if necessary, the forex deposit reserve ratio can be further lowered from the current 8% and the counter-cyclical adjustment factor can be restarted, said Sheng.
  • The yuan will return to a wider range of trade as depreciation expectations weaken, and the surplus in the balance of payments offers support, said the 21st Century Business Herald in an editorial. The Covid-19 spread has been effectively controlled and production, and recent pro-growth policies and 15 bps cut in five-year LPR helped restore market confidence in the economy, the newspaper said. It added that a fall in U.S. bond yields and the dollar index also provide support for the yuan. The PBOC has abundant tools to stabilise the currency, including the issuance of offshore central bank bills to tighten the liquidity of offshore RMB and narrow the onshore-offshore yuan spread, the newspaper said.