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China's central bank conducts 200 bln yuan of reverse repos******
BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank Wednesday injected 200 billion yuan (31.3 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 offset the impacts of tax period and government bond issuance, and to keep liquidity in the banking system stable, 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
Stoch feels pressure to take medal in Beijing 2022******
WARSAW, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Three-time Olympic ski jumping champion Kamil Stoch emphasized that it is very important for him to prepare well for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
The 34-year-old is considered as a strong favorite to stand on the podium during the Olympic competition.
"The last two years were crazy, so I am fully focused on the present. It is really important for me to prepare well for the Winter Olympics. It will be a good experience to take part in that event," Stoch claimed.
If Stoch wins in Beijing, he will become the second Polish athlete to take four Olympic golds after racewalker Robert Korzeniowski.
"I had such a thought, but thinking about the results causes stress and makes you want too much. It doesn't help you on the hill. My goal is just to show good quality. I treat the Winter Olympics as a stage of the season," the ski jumper explained.
"I feel a lot of pressure on my shoulders because I achieved success. However, I give everything I have and I just do my best. I have already learned how to handle this kind of pressure and the expectations," the world champion from Val di Fiemme added.
The competition in Beijing could be the last Olympics for Stoch, but he emphasized that if he fails, it will not be the end of the world for him.
"You always have to have a plan B when your results are not as good as you expected. What is more, the Olympic season does not have to be the last in my career," he concluded. Enditem
Riiber unbeatable, Norway sweeps women's podium in Otepaa Nordic Combined World Cup******
BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Jarl Magnus Riiber won the men's Individual Gundersen title for Norway, and Gyda Westvold Hansen led a top-three finish for the country in the women's event at the FIS Nordic combined World Cup in Otepaa, Estonia on Sunday.。
Both Riiber and Hansen kept their winning record intact in two days at the Otepaa stop.。
In Otepaas Ski Jumping Stadium, Riiber registered the furthest distance of the day with 99 meters and collected 150.3 points. The second place went to the current blue bib owner Mario Seidl from Austria, who landed 96 meters and got 139.4 points. The third place was taken up by local athlete Kristjan Ilves, who reached 97 meters for 135.8 points.。
After a short break between ski jumping and cross-country race due to the tight schedule of the day, Riiber secured his top position by a significant advantage for his 41st World Cup victory.。
The battle for the second and third places was tight. Seidl was caught by Vinzenz Geiger from Germany, Ilves and Japanese Yoshito Watabe after the second lap of the 10km race.。
After the final sprint, Germany's Fabian Riessle beat his teammate Julian Schmid by only 0.2 seconds for second place.。
Hansen jumped to 95.5 meters under snowy conditions and took the lead after the ski jumping round into the 5km cross-country race, while the second and third places are occupied by Norway's Marte Leinan Lund and Ida Marie Hagen respectively.。
Hansen confidently secured her victory in the end, while the second and third positions constantly changed hands. Hagen, who started 10 seconds after Lund, caught up with her team colleague after 3.7 kilometers to place second, and Lund ranked third.。
The next Nordic combined World Cup is scheduled in Ramsau, Austria next weekend. Enditem。