BEIJING, June 24 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank on Wednesday pumped cash into the banking system via reverse repos to maintain liquidity.
With no reverse repos maturing Wednesday, the People's Bank of China injected a total of 180 billion yuan (about 25.5 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 stable 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. Enditem