The 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 7.2726

The reference rate at 7.1342 is the weakest (for CNY) since November 21 last year.

In open market operations:

  • PBOC injects 2bn via 7-day RR, sets rate at an unchanged 1.8%
  • 2bn mature today
  • thus net neutral
pboc People's Bank of China 12 January 2024  2