Later this week from the People’s Bank of China we’ll get the loan prime rate setting:
Ahead of that today we’ll get a medium term lending facility (MLF) rollover:
- 700 billion yuan of this medium-term lending debt is maturing.
- according to Reuters polling 12 analysts expect the PBOC rollover the 700 billion yuan, 10 expect and lend a greater amount, while 3 expect an only partial rollover
- 21 of the surveyed analysts expect the MLF interest rate to stay unchanged at 2.75%, 4 expect a 10bp rate cut
The rate on the MLF will give us a clue to LPR rates to be set on Friday. A cut would likely indicate a move lower on one or both of the LPRs. Unchanged suggests the LPRs will remain at an unchanged rate. Current LPRs are: