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Open-Market Operations

The buying and selling of U.S. Treasury securities. The Federal Reserve conducts open market operations as a primary way of influencing inflation and economic growth. These securities are sold at certain interest rates as a way of controlling the money supply. See also: FOMC.

open market operation

the sale or purchase by the monetary authorities of Government BONDS and TREASURY BILLS as a means of controlling the MONEY SUPPLY. See MONETARY POLICY for further discussion.
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The Majlis Research Centre in Iran has supported the government's Open Market Operation (OMO).
The TDF and other BSP open market operations have neutralized the impact of RRR reductions, according to BSP officials.
The regular Tuesday Open Market Operation (OMO) involves repurchase transactions for maturities of up to three months.
Historically, the Fed has offset the effect of discount window lending on the total supply of credit through open market operations. (2) That is, if depository institutions borrowed at the discount window, the Fed would offset the effect of this increased borrowing on the monetary base by selling a comparable amount of securities in an open market operation.
Suda put the shortfall in tenders in the open market operation in a positive light, saying the phenomenon is taking place because the financial system has been improving on the back of declining nonperforming loans.
One approach would be to alter the frequency of reserve provision through open market operations. Normally, the trading desk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York conducts one open market operation per day.
KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan on Monday mopped up Rs 107.35 billion from open money market ( Rs 52 billion for one day and Rs 55.35 billion for 4 days) as repo sale through its open market operation.
Investment bankers from Afrinvest (West) Africa Limited anticipate more Open Market Operation (OMO) issuances as inflows from Wednesday maturing FGN May 2018 bond (N300 billion) as well as N176.3 billion OMO and N99.2 billion T-Bills maturity on Thursday hit the system.
People s Bank of China has injected a record amount of liquidity on Tuesday through open market operation. The central bank carries out RMB290 billion of 7-day reverse repurchase at 3.35% and RMB105 billion of 28-day reverse repurchase at 3.60%.
Money market dealers said that that Central Bank resorted to open market operation for buying back the T-Bills from the banks for removing the liquidity crunch.
The amount of the open market operations suggested by the Desk's operating procedure, which I call the operating procedure-determined open market operation ([OPDOMO.sub.t]), is given by
Therefore, increases in the money stock -- be they through outright "helicopter drops," through any type of open market operation, or through foreign exchange intervention -- change nothing as long as the economy remains in the equilibrium of a long-run shrinkage of the money stock.