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China money rates fall on very loose liquidity; NCD rates hit record lows

China's primary money rates fell this week as interbank money conditions remained extremely loose, with the central bank encouraging lending to bolster the economy amid slowing growth and a worsening trade environment. With already-ample liquidity conditions, the People's Bank of China skipped its regular open market operations for a second consecutive week. Last week, it drained 210 billion yuan as that amount of reverse repurchase agreements matured. No

Electronic bond trading on Tradeweb set for record year

Trading volumes on electronic platform Tradeweb are on track for a record year, the company said on Tuesday, adding that volumes on bonds, derivatives and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) had risen 40 percent year-on-year in the first seven months of 2018.

China's money rates fall on ample liquidity, but not expected to drop much more

China's primary money rates fell this week on ample liquidity, with the country's central bank skipping its open market operations for the entire week. Traders said cash conditions had been very loose and that they had no difficulty squaring their books. That dragged some secondary market rates below the price the central bank charges bigger lenders in the primary market. The volume-weighted average rate of the benchmark seven-day repo traded in the in

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Trump strips ex-CIA director and sharp critic of security clearance

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump moved to penalize an outspoken critic on Wednesday, revoking the security clearance of Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan for what he said was "a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations" about his administration. | Video