Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:15
SHANGHAI: China’s yuan firmed sharply for the third straight day on Thursday, breaking through its 200-day moving average and recouping all of its losses for the year as corporate flight out of long-dollar positions intensified.
The People’s Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.146 per dollar prior to market open, firmer than the previous fix of 6.1556.
The spot market opened at 6.2140 per dollar and was changing hands at 6.1961 at midday, -333 pips away from the previous close and 0.82 percent away from the midpoint. The spot rate is currently allowed to trade with a range 2 percent above or below the official fixing on any given day.
Copyright Reuters, 2015