China sets yuan mid-point at strongest since 2015 devaluation

SHANGHAI, Feb 1 (Reuters) - China's central bank on Thursday lifted its official yuan midpoint to 6.3045 per dollar, the strongest level since August 2015, supported by solid spot yuan performance from a day earlier.

Thursday's midpoint was 294 pips, or 0.47 percent, firmer than Wednesday's fix of 6.3339 and was the strongest since Aug. 11, 2015, when China shocked global markets by a sharp 2 percent one-off currency devaluation.

China's yuan ended the domestic session at a nearly 2-1/2-year high against the dollar on Wednesday.

For monthly performance, the onshore yuan posted its biggest gain since 1994, when market rates were unified, according to Thomson Reuters data. (Reporting by Winni Zhou and John Ruwitch; Editing by Sam Holmes)