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PBOC Sets Official Midpoint Rate for Yuan at Highest Level in Five Months

Posted Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

China’s central bank PBOC has raised the official midpoint rate of the yuan to the highest level in five months in keeping with the recent bullishness in the currency. On Wednesday, the PBOC has set the official midpoint rate of the yuan at 6.9450 against the US dollar, 0.35% stronger than the previous level.

The Chinese yuan has been strengthening in recent weeks on the back of the confirmation regarding the phase one trade deal. Earlier last month, both the US and China had confirmed that they were ready to sign the partial trade agreement.

The phase one trade agreement is set to be signed on January 15 at the White House. The signing ceremony will be attended by a team of trade delegates from China led by Vice Premier Liu He.

On Wednesday, the Chinese yuan has been trading steady against the US dollar firmly under the key level of 7.00. At the time of writing, USD/CNH is trading at around 6.943.

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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