A man stands on an escalator in the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai in this November 20, 2013 file photo. China's year-end cash squeeze has abated, but its central bank could be tested by ... more 
A man stands on an escalator in the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai in this November 20, 2013 file photo. China's year-end cash squeeze has abated, but its central bank could be tested by another credit crunch at the end of this month as it attempts a delicate balancing act to keep economic growth on track while avoiding a debt-induced financial crisis. To match CHINA/CENTRAL-BANK REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS CITYSCAPE) less 
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