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     BEIJING (MNI) - The People's Bank of China (PBOC) set the dollar-yuan
central parity rate firmer for a fifth day at 7.0382 on Monday, the highest
since Aug 19. The guidance rate was set at 7.0437 on Friday. 
                      USD-CNY  EUR-CNY  JPY-CNY
-----------------------------------------------
Today's fixing         7.0382   7.8548   6.5010
Prev. fixing           7.0437   7.8470   6.5140
Prev. official close   7.0376       --       --
%Chg y/y                -0.91    +0.48    -4.97
%Chg since Jan 1        -2.44    -0.03    -3.91
%Chg since July '05    +17.59       --       --
     - 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% in a range 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$FX$]