Chinese yuan strengthens

Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese yuan strengthened by 51 basis points to 6.3864 against the US dollar on Friday, according to the China foreign exchange trading system.

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

The bank of China reformed the exchange rate formation system on Aug 11 to better reflect market development in the exchange rate of the Chinese yuan against the US dollar, Xinhua 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 market each business day and also refers to the closing rate on the previous day, in conjunction with supply and demand condition and movement of major currencies.

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