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RBI to purchase Rs 12,500-cr government securities to increase liquidity


Devdiscourse News Desk new delhi India
Updated: 18-02-2019 21:22 IST
RBI to purchase Rs 12,500-cr government securities to increase liquidity

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday said it would inject Rs 12,500 crore into the system through the purchase of government securities on Thursday to increase liquidity. The purchase will be made through open market operations (OMOs).

"Based on an assessment of prevailing liquidity conditions and also of the durable liquidity needs going forward, the RBI has decided to conduct purchase of...government securities under OMOs for an aggregate amount of Rs 125 billion on February 21, 2019," the RBI said in a release. The eligible participants should submit their offers in electronic format on the RBI core banking solution (E-Kuber) system on February 21.

The result of the auction will be announced on the same day and payment to successful participants will be made on the following day, RBI said. OMOs are financial tools to either inject or suck out liquidity from the system. When the liquidity is tight, money is pumped into the market by the purchase of government securities.

While in the case of a surplus, the excess money is sucked out by selling government bonds.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : India

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