China Cuts Interest Rates

May 11, 2015 by

People’s Bank of china (PBOC) cut interest for the third time in six months. The bank lowered interest rates by 25 basis points to 5.1%. This was necessary so as to forester economic growth and development in china. The bank also cut the benchmark deposit rate to 2.25%.

The move was anticipated after poor economic figures from trade activities which show the economy is slowing down. Chinas economic growth is expected to be stable by 2017 at around 7%, according to IMF. THE Economy currently operates at an economic growth of about  -7.4% in 2014; this is the weakest in more than a decade.