BUSINESS China's central bank skips open market operations for 15th day

BUSINESS

China's central bank skips open market operations for 15th day

Xinhua

11:32, April 10, 2019

BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank continued to skip open market operations on Wednesday, citing abundant liquidity in the banking system.

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A pedestrian walks past the headquarters of the People's Bank of China. (Photo: Xinhua)

The People's Bank of China said liquidity has been at a relatively high level.

The central bank has skipped reverse repos for 15 consecutive working days.

No reverse repo is due on Wednesday.

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

China will keep its prudent monetary policy "neither too tight nor too loose" while maintaining market liquidity at a reasonably ample level in 2019, according to the annual Central Economic Work Conference held last year.

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