China's central bank has been talking tough on currency reform while it has also intensified market intervention, highlighting the fine line it must walk in trying to liberalize the yuan.» Read More
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China's central bank has been talking tough on currency reform while it has also intensified market intervention, highlighting the fine line it must walk in trying to liberalize the yuan.
SHANGHAI, April 27- China's central bank has been talking tough on currency reform while it has also intensified market intervention, highlighting the fine line it must walk in trying to liberalise the yuan.
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Secretary of State John Kerry, but Kerry has since left China and yet the People's Bank of China continues to signal permission for the spot yuan to scale fresh heights. Some traders theorized that the strong midpoint settings are intended as a gesture at recent pessimistic moves by foreign ratings agencies questioning China's management of its local debt.
SHANGHAI, April 16- The yuan set yet another record high against the dollar for the third straight day on Tuesday after the central bank set an unusually high midpoint, in defiance of a dollar index that also rose in overnight trade.
SHANGHAI, April 15- The Chinese yuan set yet another record against the dollar on Monday, overturning Friday's all-time high, as the greenback continued to back off from a peak struck in mid-March. Secretary of State John Kerry to China.