(Yicai Global) Aug. 16 -- The People's Bank of China net withdrew CNY150 billion (USD22.3 billion) from the financial system via an open market operation today.
The central bank conducted a seven-day reverse repo of CNY50 billion with an interest rate of 2.20 percent, against CNY200 billion in previous Medium-term Lending Facilities that matured today.
The PBOC also engaged in a one-year MLF of CNY500 billion and a seven-day reverse repo of CNY50 billion yesterday to cover today's due amount. It has renewed MLFs in larger amounts for straight three months.
Editor: Ben Armour