Bank of China Injects $23.4 Billion Into The Financial System

China marketChinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the ASEAN-China ministerial meeting in Myanmar on August 9, 2014. Photographer: Soe Than Win/AFP via Getty Images

The people’s Bank of China injects $23.4 Billion into the financial system in an effort to stem the current market rout. This is the most added funds in an open-market operations since January 2014 as effort by the central Bank to stimulate the market strained the supply of cash.

According to the statement on its website, the apex bank auctioned 150 billion yuan ($23.4 billion) of seven day reverse-repurchase agreements.

Chinese stocks slumped for a fourth day, on concern the government might be paring back support for the market. The Shanghai Composite Index tumble 4.33 percent to 3,071.06 as at 00.52:34 a.m.

Australian and Korean equities led gains through Asia, while Chinese shares dropped a fourth day. Futures on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rallied 2.2 percent after the U.S. benchmark entered a correction for the first time since 2011. The dollar strengthened versus major peers as 10-year Treasury yields rose for the first time in five days. Oil climbed 1.6 percent in New York after falling to $38.24 a barrel.

“Our bottom line is that the world’s still not a bad place,” said David McDonald, Sydney-based chief investment strategist for Australia at Credit Suisse Group AG’s wealth management and private banking unit. “Fundamentals aren’t as bad as the headlines would suggest. It’s just a case of whether you would want to rush in now or perhaps wait until it settles down a bit more.”

China’s decision to cut the value of the yuan two weeks ago has sent convulsions through global markets, sending all but the safest of assets tumbling amid speculation that the world’s second-largest economy is in more trouble than previously thought. The rout has driven gauges of volatility to multi-year highs and sent bond yields tumbling as investors wound back bets that the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest-rates as soon as next month.

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