China central bank to maintain prudent monetary policy

HONG KONG, Feb 20 (Reuters) - China's central bank will maintain prudent monetary policy and conduct appropriate macro-adjustments to ensure stability in the world's second largest economy, an official was quoted as saying in a central bank publication on Wednesday.

The People's Bank of China will also attempt to prevent any economic risks stemming from overly tight monetary conditions and "flood-like stimulus," the central bank official said in an interview with the Financial News, which is run by the central bank.

(Reporting by Twinnie Siu in Hong Kong and Lee Chyen Yee in Singapore)