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Yuan gains 34% against dollar in 8 years
July 22, 2013, 9:43 am

"It’s the right time to speed up the reform of RMB exchange rate policy" [Getty Images]

The yuan has risen 1.6 per cent since the start of 2013 [Getty Images]

China’s official currency has gained 34 per cent against the US dollar in eight years, according to figures released by the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

The central parity rate of the yuan stood at 6.17 yuan per US dollar on Monday.

The yuan further strengthened around 20 per cent against the euro during the same period.

Experts says after eight years of appreciation the currency’s exchange rate is close to becoming stable.

The yuan has risen 1.6 per cent since the start of 2013, with the currency’s value going up in 65 trading days and down in 63 trading days.

Recent GDP data that revealed a 7.5 per cent stabilising growth has buoyed the yuan.

Source: Agencies

One Response to Yuan gains 34% against dollar in 8 years

  1. Justin Reply

    July 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    China has been fixing their Yuan value to maintain foreign trade levels for years. I was there 8 years ago and traded aussie dollars for 6.2 yuan. The Aussie dollar at the time was around .75 usd. How have they increased in that time frame. What is the reference point used here, because quite frankly the figures are questionable

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