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China’s Inflation Slows, Giving Central Bank Room to Ease

  • Both factory-gate and consumer inflation were below forecasts
  • PBOC governor vows to keep monetary policy supportive
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WATCH: PBOC Governor Yi Gang says the central bank will keep its policy flexible, and that the growth is expected to return its to potential level this year.Source: Bloomberg
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China’s inflation eased in January as food and energy prices weakened, providing Beijing with more leeway to shore up a slowing economy ahead of a key political leadership meeting later this year.