CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

PBOC suspend bill sales

01-18-2011 13:44 BJT

China's central bank says it doesn't plan to sell any bills in its regular open market operations this week. The People's Bank of China made the announcement in a short statement, without giving further explanation.

It also aroused market expectations widely. Some say, last Friday's hike in banks' required reserve ratio has deepened concerns about liquidity availability, and the central bank's move is to ease that pressure.

Some analysts note the suspension comes before a "liquidity-tight Chinese New Year season", and the central bank may resume bill sales after Chinese New Year, at much higher levels. And others still believe it might signal that a hike in interest rates is approaching.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program