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Jun 02, 2022 03:59 PM
FINANCE

China Leans on Policy Banks to Deliver $120 Billion Stimulus

A worker stands on a crane at the Sunac Resort project construction site on Feb. 25. Photo: Bloomberg
A worker stands on a crane at the Sunac Resort project construction site on Feb. 25. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Beijing is turning to state-owned policy banks once again to help rescue an economy under strain, ordering them to provide 800 billion yuan ($120 billion) in funding for infrastructure projects. 

The stimulus, announced at a State Council meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, could help finance a significant chunk of infrastructure costs this year and give some relief to local governments grappling with plunging revenues. 

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