China's central bank Friday conducted 10 billion yuan (about 1.57 billion 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.
With 10 billion yuan of reverse repos maturing on the same day, the move led to zero liquidity 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. Enditem