In this undated file photo, pedestrians pass the headquarters of the People's Bank of China in Beijing. (KUANG DA / FOR CHINA DAILY)

BEIJING – China's central bank on Friday added liquidity to the banking system through operations of medium-term lending facility and reverse repos.

The People's Bank of China injected 150 billion yuan ($23.48 billion) into the monetary market through one-year MLF with an interest rate of 2.85 percent.

The MLF tool was introduced in 2014 to help commercial and policy banks maintain liquidity by allowing them to borrow from the central bank using securities as collateral.

The central bank also conducted seven-day reverse repos worth 10 billion yuan at an interest rate of 2.1 percent.

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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.