Chinese yuan weakens against dollar

Beijing, April 14 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 300 basis points to 6.4891 against the US dollar on Thursday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

In China’s spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 2 percent from the central parity rate each trading day, reports Xinhua.

The central parity rate of the yuan against the US dollar is based on a weighted average of prices offered by market makers before the opening of the interbank market each business day.

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