China's central bank conducts reverse repos to boost liquidity

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BEIJING, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank Thursday conducted 132 billion yuan (about 18.68 billion U.S. dollars) of reverse repos to maintain liquidity in the banking system.

The interest rate for the seven-day reverse repos was set at 2 percent, according to the People's Bank of China.

The move aims to keep liquidity in the banking system reasonable and ample, 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.