China conducts this year's 7th central bank bills swap
A bank staff counts Chinese currency Renminbi banknotes at a bank in Linyi, East China's Shandong province. [Photo/Xinhua]
BEIJING -- The People's Bank of China, the central bank, said it will conduct this year's seventh central bank bills swap (CBS) operation on Thursday to improve the liquidity of perpetual bonds issued by commercial banks.
The CBS, valued at 5 billion yuan (about $715 million), is open to primary dealers for bidding at a fixed rate of 0.1 percent, the central bank said in a statement.
The swap will be due on Oct 30, 2020, said the statement.
The CBS scheme allows dealers to swap the perpetual bonds they hold for central bank bills, which will effectively boost market demand for perpetual bonds but have a neutral impact on liquidity in the banking system.
Perpetual bonds are fixed-income securities with no maturity date and are not redeemable but pay a steady stream of interests forever.
Publish on :07/30/2020 08:30