SHANGHAI Aug 31- China's yuan firmed on Monday after the central bank set a stronger guidance rate while it also appeared to continue using state-owned banks to support the Chinese currency, traders said. Most of the losses came after the People's Bank of China surprised markets by devaluing the yuan by nearly 2 percent on Aug. 11. After the abrupt devaluation on...» Read More
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