Mar 18, 2023 06:08 PM

PBOC Official Warns SVB Failure Shows Hazard of Rapid Rate Hikes

Photo: Bloomberg
Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank shows that rapid monetary policy shifts in developed economies are having hazardous effects on financial stability, an official with China’s central bank said Saturday, in its first official comment on the crisis.

Some institutions grew too used to buying assets in a low interest-rate environment and lacked the foresight to position for tightening cycles, Xuan Changneng, a deputy governor at the People’s Bank of China, said at the Global Asset Management Forum in Beijing.

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