Chinese yuan strengthens

Chinese yuan strengthens

Beijing, July 26 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened 82 basis points to 6.6778 against the US dollar on Tuesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

In China’s spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 2 percent from the central parity rate each trading day, Xinhua news agency reported.

The central parity rate of the yuan against the US dollar is based on a weighted average of prices offered by market makers before the opening of the interbank market each business day.

Chinese shares open mixed

Beijing, July 26 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened mixed on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.06 per cent to open at 3,014.04 points.

The smaller Shenzhen index opened 0.03 per cent lower at 10,714.75 points, Xinhua news agency reported.

The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, was up 0.002 per cent to open at 2,245.94 points.

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