BUSINESS China's central bank injects 50 bln yuan into market

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China's central bank injects 50 bln yuan into market

Xinhua

11:12, July 13, 2020

BEIJING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank on Monday pumped cash into the banking system via reverse repos for the first time in July to maintain liquidity.

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With no reverse repos maturing Monday, the People's Bank of China injected a total of 50 billion yuan (about 7.15 billion U.S. dollars) into the market through seven-day reverse repos at an interest rate of 2.2 percent, according to a statement on the website of the central bank.

The move is intended to maintain reasonable and sufficient liquidity in the banking system, the central bank said.

A reverse repo is a process in which the central bank purchases securities from commercial banks through bidding, with an agreement to sell them back in the future.

China will pursue a prudent monetary policy in a more flexible and appropriate way, according to this year's government work report.

The country will use a variety of tools including required reserve ratio reductions, interest rate cuts, and re-lending to enable M2 money supply and aggregate financing to grow at notably higher rates than last year, said the report.


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