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 6.4690
  • Reuters estimate was 6.4607 (A rate that's significantly stronger or weaker than expected is typically considered a signal from the PBOC).

PBOC injects 10bn yuan via 7-day reverse repos

  • 10bn RRs mature today

  • thus a net natural day for open market operations

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