China raised interest rates for the third time since mid-October ahead of a report forecast to show inflation accelerated to the fastest pace in 30 months.
The benchmark one-year lending rate will increase to 6.06 percent from 5.81 percent, effective tomorrow, the PeopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Bank of China said on its website today. The one-year deposit rate will rise to 3 percent from 2.75 percent.
Oil and copper fell and emerging-market stocks extended losses on concern Premier Wen JiabaoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s campaign to contain consumer prices will slow the fastest-growing major economy. China joined India, Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea in boosting rates this year as Asian policy makers seek to avert economic overheating in the region leading the global rebound.
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