Date
17 August 2017

Central bank sets RMB midpoint firmer at 6.1114

The People’s Bank of China set the renminbi’s daily midpoint against the US dollar at 6.1114 Tuesday, 16 pips stronger than the 6.1130 fixing on Monday, 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 0.15 percent to 6.0723 on Monday after trading between 6.0713 and 6.0761 in Shanghai. The redback’s daily midpoint against the US dollar has risen 2.85 percent this year, central bank data shows.

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