China's PBoC may be mulling further deregulation of interest rate markets

Feng Li/Getty Images

The People’s Bank of China, having increased the flexibility of deposit rate pricing last week, appear to be taking further steps towards deregulating domestic interest rates.

According to sources familiar with the matter the bank will trial the issuance of certificate of deposits (CDs) to households and businesses later in May.

At present CDs can only be issued by by banks to other banks, not to individuals, households or businesses.

Increasing the maximum ceiling for deposit rates payable, along with greater product choice should this rumour be correct, suggests the PBoC are moving towards full rate liberalisation, potentially as early as this year.

You can read more here.

NOW WATCH: Money & Markets videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at research.businessinsider.com.au.