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     BEIJING (MNI) - The People's Bank of China set the yuan central parity rate
against the U.S. dollar at 6.6152 on Monday, stronger than last Friday's 6.6218.
Today's fixing has been set stronger for the first time after being set weaker
each of the previous 10 trading days. 
                      Dlr-CNY  EUR-CNY  JPY-CNY
-----------------------------------------------
Today's Fixing         6.6152   7.7870   5.8260
Prev. fixing           6.6218   7.7941   5.8498
Prev. official close   6.6175       --       --
%Chg y/y                +3.97    -6.03    +3.73
%Chg since Jan. 1       +5.02    -6.55    +1.79
%Chg since July '05    +25.11       --       --
     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; +1 202-371-2121; email: john.carter@mni-news.com
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