China: New yuan loans and M2 moderate
May 11, 2012
New yuan loans totalled CNY 682 billion (USD 108 billion) in April, markedly down from the CNY 1.0 trillion recorded in March, which had represented a 14-month high. In addition, the April print undershot the CNY 750 billion expected by the market. Meanwhile, M2 the broadest measure of money supply in China rose 12.8% year-on-year in April, which was below both the 13.4% expansion observed in March and the 13.3% increase expected by the market.