China's central bank conducts 2 billion yuan of reverse repos
BEIJING, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank on Monday conducted 2 billion yuan (about 308.6 million U.S. dollars) of reverse repos to maintain reasonably ample liquidity in the banking system.
The interest rate for the seven-day reverse repos was set at 2.2 percent, according to a statement on the website of the People's Bank of China.
Meanwhile, 2 billion yuan of reverse repos matured on the same day, resulting in zero injection into the market.
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's central bank has pledged to make its prudent monetary policy more targeted and flexible to adapt better to the needs of high-quality development and put more focus on the efficiency of financial services to support the real economy. Enditem