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     BEIJING (MNI) - The People's Bank of China set the yuan central parity rate
vs the U.S. dollar at 6.2898 on Friday, weaker than Thursday's 6.2834. The
central bank has set the parity weaker for two trading days out of five this
week. 
                      USD-CNY  EUR-CNY  JPY-CNY
-----------------------------------------------
Today's fixing         6.2898   7.7498   5.8617
Prev. fixing           6.2834   7.7716   5.8808
Prev. official close   6.2814       --       --
%Chg y/y                +9.72    -5.30    +7.66
%Chg since Jan. 1       +3.67    +0.90    -1.51
%Chg since July '05    +31.58       --       --
     - PBOC started setting daily central parity rates on Jan 4, 2007.  
- On July 21, 2005, China switched to a managed float against a basket of
currencies, freeing 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 Singapore Bureau; +65 8233 2326; email: Asia-Editor@marketnews.com
[TOPICS: MTABLE,M$A$$$,M$Q$$$,MN$FX$]

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