Breaking News

You are here » Indian-Commodity  :  Economy  :  RBI to infuse Rs 12,500 crore into system through OMOs to increase liquidity

19-Feb2019

RBI to infuse Rs 12,500 crore into system through OMOs to increase liquidity

In order to increase liquidity into the market, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said it would inject Rs 12,500 crore into the system through purchase of government securities on February 21, 2019. The purchase will be made through open market operations (OMOs).

The central bank in its release said based on an assessment of prevailing liquidity conditions and also of the durable liquidity needs going forward, it has decided to conduct purchase of government securities under OMOs for an aggregate amount of Rs 125 billion on February 21, 2019.

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. Recently, RBI had injected Rs 20,000 crore into the system through OMOs in January 2019.

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


Related News

View all news

CPI inflation hits 6-month high of 2.92% in April

India's retail inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) continued northward journey for third straight month and inched up to a 6-month high of 2.92% in April 2019 due to a spike in food prices, including......

Indian economy to grow at 7% range in current fiscal: Subramanian

Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Krishnamurthy V. Subramanian has said  that the Indian economy would grow at 7% range in the current financial year (FY20) powered by the effects of the strong structural......

Banks take 57% haircut in 94 cases resolved in FY19: ASSOCHAM-CRISIL study

A joint study carried out by the industry body Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and rating agency CRISIL stated that banks have taken a huge 57% haircut in the 94......

Top News

View all news

SRF, NIIT Technologies and United Bank of India to see some action today

SRF has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Engineering Plastics Business to DSM, the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company in an all-cash transaction, amounting to Rs 320 crore. The......

NIIT Technologies concludes sale of 88.99% stake in ESRI India Technologies

NIIT Technologies has concluded the sale of 88.99% equity shares in ESRI India Technologies, India to Environment Systems Research Institute Inc., USA. Consequent to above sale, ESRI India Technologies,......

United Bank of India to raise Rs 1,500 crore by various means

United Bank of India has received approval to raise equity capital not exceeding Rs 1,500 crore in one or more tranches during the financial year by way of Qualified Institutions Placement, Public Issue,......