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China commercial banks buy net $22 bln of forex in June -regulator

BEIJING, July 23 (Reuters) - China's commercial banks purchased a net $22 billion of foreign exchange in June, compared with a net purchase of $22.8 billion in May, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Friday.

For the January to June period, net forex purchases stood at $135.6 billion, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange said in a statement on its website.

(Reporting by Stella Qiu and Gabriel Crossley; editing by Jason Neely)