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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 6.6105 on Monday, compared with 6.6067 set
last Friday. The PBOC has set the fixing weaker for six consecutive trading
                      Dlr-CNY  EUR-CNY  JPY-CNY
Today's Fixing         6.6105   7.8462   5.8628
Prev. fixing           6.6067   7.8621   5.8682
Prev. official close   6.6065       --       --
%Chg y/y                +4.37    -6.48    +2.98
%Chg since Jan. 1       +5.19    -7.25    +1.15
%Chg since July '05    +25.20       --       --
     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. 
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