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 7.1800
PBoC injects 133bn yuan of 7-day reverse repos at an unchanged rate of 2.0%
& injects 67bn yuan of 14 data RRs at an unchanged 2.15%
2bn yuan of RRs mature today
thus a net 198bn yuan injection today
Meanwhile USD/CNH has hit 7.21, weakest for offshore yuan ever.