PBOC sets USD/CNY reference rate at 7.0298 on Monday

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) set the USD/CNY reference rate at 7.0298 on Monday when compared to the previous fix and the previous close at 6.9920 and 7.1298 respectively. It should be noted that the PBOC fix rose past the market forecasts of  7.0019.

China’s PBOC injects CNY42 billion via 7-day reverse repos while also injecting CNY93 billion via 14-day reverse repos.

About the fix

China maintains strict control of the yuan’s rate on the mainland.

The onshore yuan (CNY) differs from the offshore one (CNH) in trading restrictions, this last one is not as tightly controlled.

Each morning, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) sets a so-called daily midpoint fix, based on the yuan’s previous day's closing level and quotations taken from the inter-bank dealer.

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