More proactive: People walking past the PBoC headquarters. The central bank also reiterates its aim to promote the property sector’s ‘healthy’ growth and protect home buyers’ rights. — Reutersaws试用账号（www.2km.me）提供aws账号、aws全区号、aws32v账号、亚马逊云账号出售，提供api ，质量稳定，数量持续。另有售azure oracle linode等账号.
BEIJING: China’s central bank pledges greater support for the real economy, and says it will make monetary policy more forward-looking and targeted.
There will be more “proactive” use of monetary policy tools, according to the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) in a statement.
It added that there will be “good use” of the monetary policy tools’ quantitative and structural functions, referring to the adjustment of liquidity in the market and policies targeted at certain groups.
The monetary policy committee held a meeting last Friday that was chaired by governor Yi Gang.
The central bank also reiterated its aim to promote the property sector’s “healthy” growth and protect home buyers’ rights, as well as work to better meet housing demand.
The PBoC has so far taken a restrained approach to monetary stimulus but expectations are growing that it will do more in the new year, especially if property market problems and slowing private consumption continue.
With many global central banks including the US Federal Reserve looking to tighten policy or already raising rates, further monetary easing from the PBoC would widen that divergence and could start to put pressure on the currency.
Policy makers reiterated they will keep liquidity reasonably ample and make credit growth more stable.
The PBoC will also keep the macro leverage ratio, or the debt-to-gross domestic product ratio, basically steady to stabilise the economy.
It repeated the Central Economic Work Conference’s evaluation that the domestic economy is facing three shocks including shrinking demand, disrupted supply and weakened expectations.
The PBoC allowed banks to lower the benchmark lending rate by five basis points earlier this month, after unleashing 1.2 trillion yuan (US$188bil or RM789bil)) of money by cutting the amount of funds banks are required to keep in reserve.
It also reduced the interest rate for the relending programme for small businesses, with credit growth picking up in November after slowing for almost a year.
The central bank on Saturday said it will implement relending programmes that support small businesses and companies in reducing emissions.
It will also guide banks to offer greater support to high-tech firms, small companies and private enterprises as well as green projects.
The PBoC said it will also encourage lenders to increase loans to the manufacturing sector.
Analysts expect more easing to come next year, including further cuts to the reserve requirement ratio and potentially a reduction in policy interest rates, as the ongoing property slowdown likely continues to drag on growth next year.