An employee counts Chinese one-hundred yuan banknotes at the Bank of China Hong Kong headquarters in Hong Kong. (PHOTO / VCG)
It was the third time that the PBOC has issued bills in Hong Kong in the past six months
The central bank has issued 10 billion yuan in three-month bills at an interest rate of 3 percent and 10 billion yuan in one-year bills at an interest rate of 3.1 percent.
It was the third time that the PBOC has issued bills in Hong Kong in the past six months, a move that helped expand the range of yuan-denominated financial products of high credit rating in the region, the central bank said.
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The issuance of central bank bills in Hong Kong will also improve the yuan yield curve in the region and push yuan internationalization, it said.
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