Date
19 November 2017

Central bank sets RMB midpoint firmer at 6.1130

The People’s Bank of China set the renminbi’s daily midpoint against the US dollar at 6.1130 on Monday, 102 pips stronger than the 6.1232 fixing on Friday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System. That is a record high for the Chinese unit’s daily central parity rate against the greenback since the peg ended in 2005. The renminbi is allowed to rise or fall 1 percent from the daily reference rate. Spot renminbi strengthened 0.16 percent to 6.0817 on Friday after trading between 6.0809 and 6.0885 in Shanghai. The redback’s daily midpoint against the US dollar has risen 2.82 percent this year, central bank data shows.

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