China's Vice Premier Ma Kai Leads Financial Stability Committee

  • Committee holds first meeting after 19th Party Congress
  • Ma is vice premier responsible for macroeconomic policies

China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai has become the director of the nation’s Financial Stability Development Committee and held its first meeting, according to a statement on the government’s website.

China will maintain prudent monetary policy, enhance coordination among financial regulators, increase the ability to prevent financial risks and safeguard national financial security, Ma said in the statement. He’s one of the country’s four vice premiers and responsible for macroeconomic policies.

President Xi Jinping announced in July the establishment of the committee at a twice-a-decade National Financial Work Conference. The move signaled that curbing risk in the $40 trillion financial industry has been elevated to a new level amid increasingly intertwined business between China’s banks, brokerages, asset managers and insurers.

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