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.
  • A significantly stronger or weaker rate than expected is typically considered a signal from the PBOC.
  • The previous close was 6.3688
  • Yesterday's reference rate was 6.3693

A weaker rate for the CNY as compared to what was the expectation (Reuters poll)

PBOC injects 10bn yuan via 7-day reverse repos

  • 100bn yuan mature today

  • thus a net 90bn drain in open market operations (OMO)