ct credit rating business with all types of bonds in China’s interbank and exchange bond markets, s

aid the State Council’s Office of Financial Stability and Development Committee.上海419论坛女神会所

Foreign financial institutions will be allowed to set up or hold stakes

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ities firms, fund management firms and futures companies will be lifted by 2020, a year ahead of schedule, the office said.上海419论坛

The committee underlined the significance of financial reforms and stability and pledged to ma

intain a prudent monetary policy with proper countercyclical adjustments to keep liquidity reasonably ample.上海419论坛女神会所

Dong Dengxin, director of Wuhan University of Science and Tech

nology’s Finance and Securities Institute, said the measures are “unprecedented” in the h上海419论坛

istory of China’s financial sector opening-up and will help expand foreign participation in the domestic sector.

上海419论坛女神会所”This could go a long way toward enhancing the financial sector’s ability to serve the

real economy, as domestic financial institutions will strive to sharpen service quality in the face of inte

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Besides furthering opening-up, “there is additional policy room” on monetary and fiscal fro

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The GDP growth rate slowed to 6.2 percent in the second quarter

from 6.4 percent in the first, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.上海419论坛女神会所

Looking into the second half, economists expected steady growth in consumption and high-tech sectors, but cautioned that down

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luster manufacturing sector and weakening property investment should also be noted, they said.

上海419论坛女神会所To tackle downside pressure, Zhu expected domestic liquidity to re

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The likelihood of benchmark deposit and lending rate cuts, however, is “very low”, Zhu added

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