Top Economic Meeting Ends With Pledges of 'Greater' Tax Cuts, 'Reasonably Ample' Liquidity
Comment of the Day

December 21 2018

Commentary by Eoin Treacy

Top Economic Meeting Ends With Pledges of 'Greater' Tax Cuts, 'Reasonably Ample' Liquidity

This article from CaixinGlobal may be of interest to subscribers. Here is a section:

The leaders pledged to cut taxes and fees “on a greater scale,” increase the issuance of special-purpose local government bonds by “a relatively large margin,” and strike a balance between monetary tightening and easing to ensure “reasonably ample liquidity,” as they promised to continue to take measures to address the financing difficulties faced by private and small companies. The measures are part of official efforts to “strengthen counter-cyclical policy adjustments,” which refers to government support to boost economic growth, according to Xinhua. Proceeds from sales of special-purpose local government bonds are often used to fund infrastructure investment, a key driver of economic expansion.

They noted that the world is facing a “once-in-a-century” change that entails both crisis and opportunities. They urged the nation to “turn crisis into opportunities” by improving its technology and innovation capabilities, deepening reforms and opening up further, participating in global economic governance system overhaul, and speeding up a transition to high-quality growth, the report said.

Eoin Treacy's view

China has been weighing on the shadow banking sector for much the last two years in a bid to contain the risk that has been building in the regional banking sector. That curtailment of access to liquidity and enforcement of rules that have previously been ignored has been a major contributor to slowing growth.

Click HERE to subscribe to Fuller Treacy Money Back to top