May 05, 2015 05:05 PM

Central Bank Said to Mull Tool for Policy Banks to Buy Local Gov't Bonds

(Beijing) – China's central bank is considering lending to policy banks through a new tool so they can buy bonds issued by local governments, a person close to the regulator says.

The loans would have a maturity of at least 10 years, the source said. Other details of how this would work remain unclear, but the tool will be unlike anything the bank has used before, he said.

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