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China's central bank injects 120 bln yuan into market Wednesday

(Xinhua)    13:50, May 27, 2020

BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank pumped cash into the banking system via reverse repos to maintain liquidity on Wednesday.

The People's Bank of China injected 120 billion yuan (about 16.8 billion U.S. dollars) into the market through seven-day reverse repos at an interest rate of 2.2 percent.

The move aims to keep liquidity in the banking system at a reasonably sufficient level, according to a statement on the website of the central bank.

No reverse repos matured Wednesday.

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 pledged in its first-quarter monetary policy report that it will step up counter-cyclical adjustments to support the real economy, make the prudent monetary policy more flexible and appropriate, and continue to deepen the reforms of the market-oriented interest rate and the yuan exchange rate formation system.

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