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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