Chinese Yuan Is Trading Flat

The yuan is getting off its best quarter in more than ten years as analysts caution think the yuan could display the next safe-haven currency between volatility.

The more extensive financial market has been amazed by the yuan’s recognition in the three months closing September 30, enhancing one of the world’s top-perform currencies. Many analysts had expected growth in the yuan, but its performance has exceeded expectations. The yuan raised more than 3.25% against the dollar in the third quarter, continuing to its year-to-date rally of near to 2.5%.

On the data front, the private-sector Caixin September readings of the services and composite purchasing managers’ indexes (PMI) will be published later this week. Foreign exchange reserves will also be published. The vital trade data for September will come out next week.

According to Bloomberg numbers, it should be remarked that the yuan is trading as much as the Swiss franc or British pound sterling every day

Among 2016 and 2019, yuan trading in forex markets grew by 41% to nearly $285 billion per day.

The consensus is that US-China trade tensions and the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election could scale on the currency in the near- to medium-term. Chang Wei Liang, a macro strategist at DBS in Singapore, said the business news network that outside circumstances could make the yuan weak to volatility.

Meantime, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) lately kept its benchmark lending rate for corporate and household loans fixed at 3.85% for the one-year loan prime rate (LPR). The central bank also dropped the five-year LPR steady at 4.65%.

The PBoC also proclaimed that the nation’s private companies’ bonds in the interbank market exceeded $51 billion in the January-to-August period, up 64% year-over-year.

The USD/CNY currency pair was maintained at 6.7908 at 16:47 GMT on Monday. The EUR/CNY grew 0.6% to 8.0047, from the beginning of 7.9559.

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