Banks cannot support firms with high leverage, People's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan told reporters at a news conference on the sidelines of the annual parliament session in Beijing.
China's monetary policy is prudent and neutral and the central bank has many tools at its disposal, Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said at a news conference on the sidelines of the annual parliament session in Beijing.
China's forex reserves rose slightly in February, expanding for the first time since June, according to an official data released today.
Under its new "prudent and neutral" policy, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) has adopted a modest tightening bias in a bid to cool torrid credit expansion, though it is treading cautiously to avoid hurting the economy.
China's monetary policy will be prudent and neutral in 2017, which will help prevent a rapid rise in debt levels and asset bubbles, Ma Jun, chief economist at the People's Bank of China (PBOC), said.
The People's Bank of China recently completed an assessment of banks' adherence to RRR regulations based on lending to rural sector and small firms in 2016, and said most banks meet their targeted RRR requirements, according to a statement posted on its website.
China's forex reserves, the highest in the world, fell below USD three trillion for the first time in six years, sparking global concerns over their rapid decline.
While the rate increases were modest, they reinforced views that Chinese authorities are intent on both containing capital outflows and reining in risks to the financial system created by years of debt-fueled stimulus.
The People's Bank of China (PBOC) this month launched spot checks on BTCC, Huobi and OkCoin, to identify a range of possible rule violations, as the government steps up efforts to stem capital outflows and relieve pressure on the yuan currency.
"Forex reserves are valuable assets that (China) can use at critical times. It's a pity that they are being sold heavily in the market.It should be the last resort," Zhang has been quoted by the Hong Kong based South China Morning Post as saying.
The probe of bitcoin exchanges, including BTCC, Huobi and OKCoin, was to look into a range of possible rule violations, including market manipulation, money laundering and unauthorised financing, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said. It did not say if any violations had been found.
China's foreign exchange reserves fell to near six-year lows in December, but held just above the critical USD3 trillion level, as authorities stepped in to support the weakening yuan ahead of US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
On Thursday, dollar was fetching 6.8863 yuan at 11:09 a.m. HK/SIN in offshore trade. The pair had fallen as low as 6.8648 around 9:00 a.m. HK/SIN. On Wednesday, the dollar/yuan pair had its largest drop in a year in the offshore market, falling from as high as 6.9688 to as low as 6.8658.
December liquidity injections were up 13.2 percent from November, according to Reuters' calculations based on central bank data.
China has been promoting use of the index, which references a basket of currencies of its trading partners, partly to divert attention from the yuan's slide against the dollar, which comes as US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to label Beijing a currency manipulator.
Banks and other financial institutions in China will have to report all domestic and overseas cash transactions larger than 50,000 yuan (USD 7,201.50), compared with 200,000 yuan previously, the central bank said on Friday.
Controlling risks has been a constant refrain in recent months as the focus of policymakers switches to taming asset bubbles and checking unbalanced growth stemming from efforts to fuel the economy with credit.
"The economy is improving...so interest rates and prices will move in a positive direction," Sheng said on Thursday. "Under the right circumstances, if conditions allow, we can consider a rate hike."
In 2016, the yuan has been pressured by worries about slowing Chinese economic growth and more recently by a resurgent U.S. dollar, which has spurred capital outflows from many emerging markets.
China has been struggling to prop up the falling unit in the face of a huge flight of capital from the country as the prospects of better and safer returns in the United States entice investors away.
The yuan fell on Friday to an eight-year low of 6.8950 per dollar, extending a sharp decline in the past week and taking its fall so far this year to 5.8 percent. If maintained, it would mark the yuan's biggest annual decline since the landmark revaluation in 2005.
The People's Bank of China set the value of the yuan - also known as the renminbi - at 6.8115 to the greenback, down 0.34 percent from yesterday's fixing, according to data from the Foreign Exchange Trade System.
Once again, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) faces the same problem of too many banks relying on short-term borrowing. But this time, the central bank appears to be deflating the risk with less drama having learnt some lessons from its intervention in 2013.
The world's second-largest economy faces nagging downward pressure due to slack global demand that has hurt its exports, as well as risks from painful reforms to cut industrial overcapacity and a growing pile of debt that some analysts fear could spark a financial crisis.
"There is an urgent need for global cooperation in view of the continued slowdown of global trade and investment, as well as the trend of anti-globalisation and protectionism," Governor of the People's Bank of China Zhou Xiaochuan said in his address to the International Monetary Financial Committee.