MOSCOW Dec 8 Russia's central bank could hold
rouble repo operations by the end of the year as well as the
deposit auctions it holds to absorb liquidity, the bank said in
a report on Thursday.
Repos inject liquidity into the economy, the opposite
function of deposit auctions.
The central bank also said it expected a liquidity inflow
into banks from the Reserve Fund in the first half of December.
The finance ministry is spending the fund to cover the
The central bank report published on Thursday added that
November saw the largest outflow of non-resident money from OFZ
bonds since January.
It also said non-residents were keeping long positions in
the rouble, judging by foreign-currency swap operations.
(Reporting by Elena Fabrichnaya; Writing by Alexander Winning;
Editing by Maria Kiselyova)