PBOC sets USD/CNY reference rate at 7.1095 on Monday

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) set the USD/CNY reference rate at 7.1095 on Monday when compared to the previous fix and the previous close at 7.1088 and 7.1900 respectively. It should be noted that the PBOC fix rose past the market forecasts of  7.1331.

"PBOC injects 2 billion yuan via 7-day reverse repos at 2.00% versus prior 2.00%," stated Reuters. Market updates also suggest that the PBOC inject 500 billion yuan in 1-year Medium Term Lending Faciblity (MLF).

Also read: PBOC seen partially rolling over policy loans at steady rate – Reuters poll

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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