This is a small cut only, but had been flagged:

So far there has been no rate cut, just this RRR cut.

The 25-basis-point cut to banks' reserve requirement ratio will release around 530 bn yuan in long-term liquidity.

  • The Bank said the cut would assist banks to support industries and firms affected by surging COVID-19 cases.

A 25bp cut is smaller than the usual 50 or 100 bps cut.

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