BEIJING, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The People's Bank of China (PBOC), the country's central bank, skipped open market operations via reverse repos Thursday.
The banking system reports reasonable and sufficient liquidity at present, the PBOC said in an online statement.
As no reverse repos matured, there is no net liquidity withdrawal from or net liquidity injection into the banking system on Thursday.
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. Enditem