Bank chief hints at lending review

Press Association
Central bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan
Central bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan

The head of China's central bank said there is room to ease curbs on bank lending to support economic growth but gave no indication when regulators plan to do that.

Central bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan said that Beijing is closely watching the European debt crisis and other global factors that might hurt the country's economy but has no plans for major policy shifts.