USD/CNY: Unlikely to head straight back to 6.50 despite lower Chinese rates – ING

Some support measures for the Chinese economy and some stability in the Chinese renminbi have helped usher in a period of consolidation in FX markets. Nonetheless, economists at ING believe that USD/CNY is unlikely to move back lower towards the 6.50 area.

PBoC lowered the 5-year LPR

“The overnight 15bp cut in the 5-year Loan Prime Rate – aimed at supporting the property sector – has instilled a little more confidence in Chinese assets markets.” 

“We cannot see USD/CNY heading straight back to 6.50. Instead, a 6.65-6.80 trading range may be developing after the recent CNY devaluation.”


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