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     BEIJING (MNI) - The People's Bank of China set the yuan central parity rate
against the U.S. dollar at 6.6098 on Tuesday, stronger than Monday's 6.6162. 
                      Dlr-CNY  EUR-CNY  JPY-CNY
-----------------------------------------------
Today's Fixing         6.6098   7.7880   5.8725
Prev. fixing           6.6162   7.7707   5.8713
Prev. official close   6.6170       --       --
%Chg y/y                +5.10    -6.71    +0.56
%Chg since Jan. 1       +5.03    -6.56    +0.99
%Chg since July '05    +25.21       --       --
     The People's Bank of China started setting a daily central parity rate on
Jan. 4, 2007.
     On July 21, 2005, China freed the yuan from its longstanding peg to the
dollar in favor of a managed float with reference to a basket of currencies.
     Starting March 17, 2014, the yuan was allowed to move 2% on either side of
the daily fixing against the dollar. 
--MNI Beijing Bureau; tel: +86 (10) 8532-5998; email: beijing@mni-news.com
--MNI Beijing Bureau; +86 (10) 8532-5998; email: rich.dirks@marketnews.com
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