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

  • USD/CNY is the onshore yuan. Its 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 6.9630

The PBOC injects 2 yuan via 7-day reverse repos (rate remains at 2.0%)

  • 2bn yuan mature today
  • thus a net neutral in OMOs today