PBOC sets USD/ CNY mid-point today at 7.0982 (vs. estimate at 7.1347)

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.

The previous close was 7.1326

PBOC injects 182bn via 7-day RR, sets rate at an unchanged 1.8%

  • injects 119bn via 14-day RR, sets rate at an unchanged 1.95% (the 14 dayers are to provide liquidity over the holiday period heading into new year)
  • 414bn yuan of RRs mature today
  • thus a net 1130bn yuan drained on the day in Open Market Operations (OMOs)

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