China will probably raise banks' reserve requirements this month to soak up excessive liquidity in the economy, the official China Securities Journal reported on Thursday.

In a front-page article, the newspaper cited industry analysts as saying that a surge in capital inflows and large amounts of maturing bills may prompt the People's Bank of China to increase reserve requirements for the third time this year.

The newspaper does not represent the view of the central bank and has a mixed record in predicting past policy moves.