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On the face of it, China's central bank has room to cut interest rates to try to lift the economy, but sources say evidence companies and banks are hoarding cash has reinforced policymakers' view there is no major benefit in easing policy further.

China's money supply grew at its slowest pace on record and investment growth sank to its lowest in nearly 15 years as April data showed the

Private debt funds provide a lifeline to smaller businesses as banks lend less.
After beginning a robust quantitative easing program in March, the Eurozone economy is finally beginning to look up.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said banks will have to charge more for lending to get a “fair return” as regulators require the industry to set aside more funds to cushion against losses.
China will remove the floor on lending rates offered by the nation’s financial institutions as economic growth slows and authorities push forward steps to give banks more freedom to set borrowing costs.