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     BEIJING (MNI) - The People's Bank of China set the yuan central parity rate
against the U.S. dollar weaker at 6.6195 on Thursday, compared with Wednesday's
6.6163. The PBOC has set the fixing weaker for nine consecutive trading days,
with today's fixing the weakest since Nov. 22.
                      Dlr-CNY  EUR-CNY  JPY-CNY
-----------------------------------------------
Today's Fixing         6.6195   7.8121   5.8947
Prev. fixing           6.6163   7.8236   5.8782
Prev. official close   6.6150       --       --
%Chg y/y                +3.95    -5.61    +2.44
%Chg since Jan. 1       +5.06    -6.85    +0.61
%Chg since July '05    +25.02       --       --
     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; +86 (10) 8532 5998; email: marissa.wang@marketnews.com
--MNI BEIJING Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: john.carter@mni-news.com
[TOPICS: MTABLE,M$A$$$,M$Q$$$,MN$FX$]