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The People's Bank of China (PBoC) announced on Tuesday that it lowered the one-year benchmark bank lending rate by 25 basis points to 4.6%. The central bank hopes with this decision to support the country's economy and to calm down the markets.
The interest rate cut would be effective from Wednesday.
One-year benchmark deposit rates were cut by 25 basis point, reserve requirements (RRR) were lowered by 50 basis points to 18% for most big banks.
New reserve requirements would be effective on September 6.