China sets yuan mid-point at fresh over 2-year high

SHANGHAI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - China's central bank set its official yuan midpoint at a more than two-year high on Monday at 6.4112 per dollar, underpinned by gains in the spot yuan last week and broad dollar weakness in global markets.

Monday's official midpoint was 57 pips, or 0.09 percent, firmer than the previous fix of 6.4169 last Friday and was the strongest since Dec. 8, 2015.

China's yuan finished its domestic session at a new over two-year high against the U.S. dollar on Friday, registered its sixth straight weekly gain, the longest winning streak since January 2017.

The dollar sagged against its peers as a U.S. government shutdown dented sentiment, although losses were limited for now as investors took a wait-and-see stance on developments in Washington. (Reporting by Winni Zhou and John Ruwitch; Editing by Sam Holmes)