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China to Keep ‘Relatively Low’ Reserve Ratios for Small Banks

October 12, 2011

Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) -- China will maintain “relatively low” reserve ratios for small financial institutions, according to a statement on the government website today.

The Asian country will provide financial support and preferential tax policies for small companies, the statement said, citing a State Council meeting presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao. The government will be more tolerant of bad loan ratios for small company loans, the government said.

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