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Sep 20, 2022 05:02 AM
ECONOMY

China Struggles to Stem Yuan Slide With Jawboning

The yuan weakened past the level of 7 yuan to the dollar in both onshore and offshore trade last week
The yuan weakened past the level of 7 yuan to the dollar in both onshore and offshore trade last week

(Bloomberg) — The yuan fell in a signal that China’s efforts to buoy the currency with a record pushback in the reference rate and verbal warnings are barely holding back a selling wave.

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) fixed the yuan at 6.9396 per dollar, 647 pips stronger than the average estimate in a Bloomberg survey of analysts and traders, the widest difference on record since Bloomberg started the survey in 2018. The onshore yuan dropped as much as 0.6% Monday even after state media cited the regulator as saying last week that companies shouldn’t bet on the direction and extent of currency moves.

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