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China Allocates 1 Bln Yuan to Support Enterprise Financing

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China has allocated one billion yuan (US$146.41 million) in credit guarantee for small and medium-sized enterprises, said the Ministry of Finance (MOF).

This move aimed to ease financing tension of such kind of enterprises, and support their development, according to the MOF on Thursday.

The money will be used to compensate potential losses and risks of financial institutions that provide credit to these enterprises.

The country has allocated 1.8 billion yuan in credit guarantee for small and medium-sized enterprises so far this year.

China strengthened its efforts to spur development of the country's small and medium-sized enterprises this year. The government had allocated 1.9 billion yuan to encourage technical innovation, and increased tax rebates for certain exports to help producers cope with smaller profit margins as a result of slacking market demand.

(Xinhua News Agency October 30, 2008)