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RPT-Chin's central bank fixes yuan midpoint at strongest level in 9 mnths

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July 21 (Reuters) - China's central bank set the yuan midpoint at 6.7415 per dollar on Friday, its strongest level since Oct. 20, reflecting persistent weakness in the dollar.

On Friday the official guidance was 49 pips firmer than the previous session's fix at 6.7464 per dollar.

(Reporting by Rushil Dutta in Hong Kong)