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Outlook Remains Bearish

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A week packed with speakers

GOLD TECHS

Bear Cycle Still Intact

     BEIJING (MNI) - The yuan rose against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday morning
after the People's Bank of China set a stronger fixing for the day.
     The yuan was last at 6.6312 against the U.S. unit, stronger than the
official closing price of 6.6337 on Tuesday. 
     The People's Bank of China set the yuan central parity rate against the
U.S. dollar at 6.6290 Wednesday, stronger than Tuesday's 6.6356.
     Money market rates fell as the PBOC injected CNY190 billion via open-market
operations for the day. The seven-day repo average was last at 2.7554%, lower
than Tuesday's average of 2.9223%. The overnight repo average was at 2.7322%,
lower than Tuesday's 2.8512%.
     The yield on benchmark 10-year China government bonds was last at 4.000%,
up from the previous close of 3.9550%, according to Wind, a financial data
provider. 
     Stocks rose, led up by the financial sector in the morning session. The
benchmark Shanghai Composite Index was 0.71% higher at 3,434.71. Hong Kong's
Hang Seng Index was 0.96% higher at 30,104.94.
--MNI Beijing Bureau; +86 (10) 8532 5998; email: marissa.wang@marketnews.com
--MNI Beijing Bureau; +86 (10) 8532-5998; email: vince.morkri@marketnews.com
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