PBOC sets USD/ CNY mid-point today at 7.0968 (vs. estimate at .71967)

The People’s Bank of China set the onshore yuan (CNY) reference rate for the trading session ahead.

  • USD/CNY is the onshore yuan. Its permitted to trade plus or minus 2% from this daily reference rate.
  • CNH is the offshore yuan. USD /CNH has no restrictions on its trading range.
  • A significantly stronger or weaker rate than expected is typically considered a signal from the PBOC.

Previous close was 7.1986

PBOC injects 3bn via 7-day RR, sets rate at an unchanged 1.8%

  • 3bn yuan of RRs mature today
  • thus net neutral on the day in OMOs

As for the changes to the People’s Bank of China’s monetary policy committee:

Now includes

  • China securities
    regulator head Wu Qing,
  • Vice Central Bank
    Governor Xuan Changneng

Also has two new
academic members,

  • Huang Yiping from
    Peking University
  • and Huang Haizhou
    from Tsinghua University

This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at www.forexlive.com. Source