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said another cut in the reserve requirement ratio — which wi
上海乌托邦ll reduce funds banks keep in vaults and boost lending — may be conducted later this year.
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ected to further broaden,” said Cheng Shi, chief economist of ICBC International.
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ral bank — may refrain from broad-based easing but adopt more structural tools in the
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On the fiscal side, policies facilitating debt financing of infrastructure projects may be stepped up, he added.
The country has set a 2.15-trillion-yuan ($312.4 billion) spe
cial local government bond issuance quota to help finance infrastructure projects.
Iris Pang, director of ING in China, said policymakers may even
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ation activities, securing the GDP growth rate for the second half at 6.3 percent.
JPMorgan’s Zhu said the economy may slow a bit in the second half but ma
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le consumption will counter the drag from exports and manufacturing investment.
Xue Yi, a finance professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing
, said the debut of the Nasdaq-style tech-heavy STAR Market will also lend support to the economy.
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“In the second half, the much-anticipated new board is expected to raise public interest i
n the whole capital market and usher in more funds, thus reducing financing costs for listed firms,” Xue
said, adding that much more of the new board’s boost to the economy will unfold in the long run.