PBOC likely to lean into a “weakening yuan bias”

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: Central Banks

BBVA chief Asia economist Le Xia on the People's Bank of China and the yuan:

  • PBOC may be gauging market sentiment on yuan by weakening the currency

(its been weakened by the central bank today and for the previous two days)

  • By doing so the bank might be looking at capital outflow pressures
  • Especially given the potential for the Fed to rasie rates in H2 (in impact on the USD - i.e. higher)
  • Says signs the economic recovery in China is faltering, so PBOC is likely to lean into a "weakening yuan bias" to dollar and the basket

His comments come via Bloomberg .


Hopefully you've seen some of recoent posts on the yuan vs. the PBOC basket ... despite some jumps in the value of the yuan against the USD there has been a consistent weakening of it agsainst the basket. That's the main game.

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