PBOC sets USD/ CNY reference rate for today at 7.0953 (vs. estimate at 7.1306)

<p>The People's Bank of China set the onshore yuan (CNY) reference rate for the trading session ahead.</p><ul><li>USD/CNY is the onshore yuan. Its permitted to trade plus or minus 2% from this daily reference rate.</li><li>CNH is the offshore yuan. USD /CNH has no restrictions on its trading range.</li><li>A significantly stronger or weaker rate than expected is typically considered a signal from the PBOC.</li></ul><p>The previous close was 7.1410</p><p>PBOC injects 40bn via 7-day RR, sets rate at an unchanged 1.8%</p><ul><li>injects 291bn via 14-day RR, sets rate at an unchanged 1.95% (the 14 dayers are to provide liquidity over the holiday period heading into new year)</li><li>50bn yuan of RRs mature today</li><li>thus a net 281bn yuan injection on the day in Open Market Operations (OMOs)</li></ul>

This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at www.forexlive.com.

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