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

  • USD/CNY is 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.

  • The previous close was 6.4040
  • Reuters estimate from their survey was 6.4056, Bloomberg 6.4074 .... (A rate that's significantly stronger or weaker than expected is typically considered a signal from the PBOC).

USD surged Thursday EU/US time. PBOC mid rate is reflecting the move.

PBOC injects 10 billion yuan liquidity via 7-day reverse repo

  • 10bn mature today

  • thus a net neutral day