A customer makes payment for his purchases at a market in Beijing. Reuters
China’s banking and insurance regulator said on Saturday it did not expect a persistent decline in the yuan and warned speculative short sellers they would suffer “heavy losses” if they bet against the currency. The yuan has lost more than 2.5 per cent against the dollar since the festering China-US trade
China’s central bank (CB) will use foreign exchange intervention and monetary policy tools to stop the yuan weakening past the key 7-per-dollar level in the near-term, three people familiar with the central bank’s thinking said. “At present, rest assured they will certainly not let it break 7,” a source told Reuters.
China’s yuan tumbled to the weaker side of the key 7-per-dollar threshold on Monday, hitting its weakest since 2008, against the backdrop of a sharp escalation in the protracted US-Sino trade war.
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Washington and Beijing are working actively to revive negotiations aimed at ending the trade war that has rattled world markets, Donald Trump’s chief economic advisor said on Sunday.
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