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China's central bank conducts 100 bln yuan of reverse repos******
BEIJING, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank Tuesday injected 100 billion yuan (about 15.6 billion U.S. dollars) into the financial system via reverse repos.。
The interest rate for the seven-day reverse repos was set at 2.2 percent, according to the People's Bank of China.。
The move aims to maintain liquidity "at a reasonable and abundant level", the central bank said.。
A reverse repo is a process in which the central bank purchases securities from commercial banks through bidding, with an agreement to sell them back in the future. Enditem。
Israel bans travel to 10 more countries over concern of Omicron variant******
Israel's Ministry of Health on Sunday said it decided to ban travel to ten more countries to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.。
The ban will take effect on Wednesday and will include the United States, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Morocco, Portugal, Canada, Switzerland and Turkey, which will be labeled as "red" countries, according to the ministry.。
The list of "red" countries already includes most of the African countries, eight European countries and the United Arab Emirates.。
All Israelis returning from the banned countries, including vaccinated and recovered ones, must enter quarantine for at least seven days.。
Foreign nationals are not allowed to travel from these countries to Israel, except in humanitarian cases with the approval of a special governmental committee.。
To date, the ministry has reported 134 cases of the Omicron variant, of which 86 are passengers who have recently returned from abroad.。
Gas pipeline explodes in Ukraine's Kharkiv******
An explosion on a gas pipeline occurred in Ukraine's eastern city of Kharkiv on Sunday, the government-run Ukrinform news agency reported.
According to the report citing sources from the Kharkiv Regional Civil-Military Administration, the Russian forces blew up a gas pipeline in the city's Danylivka district in the early morning.
There is yet no second source confirming Russia's role in the blast.