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     BEIJING (MNI) - The People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the yuan's central
parity rate against the dollar stronger at 6.7909 on Friday, compared with
6.8160 on Thursday. Today is the first time since Aug 2 that the yuan parity
rate was set below 6.8. 
                      USD-CNY  EUR-CNY  JPY-CNY
-----------------------------------------------
Today's fixing         6.7909   7.8149   6.2678
Prev. fixing           6.8160   7.8765   6.3006
Prev. official close   6.7825       --       --
%Chg y/y                -3.86    -0.48    -7.68
%Chg since Jan. 1       +1.23    +0.48    -0.33
%Chg since July '05    +21.87       --       --
     - PBOC started setting daily central parity rates on Jan 4, 2007.  
- On July 21, 2005, China switched to a managed-float formula against a basket
of currencies, weakening the yuan's peg to the dollar.  
- Since March 17, 2014, the yuan has been allowed to move 2% on either side of
the daily fixing against the dollar.
--MNI Beijing Bureau; tel: +86 (10) 8532-5998; email: flora.guo@marketnews.com
--MNI Beijing Bureau; +86 10 8532 5998; email: william.bi@mni-news.com
[TOPICS: MTABLE,M$A$$$,M$Q$$$,MN$FX$]