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China moves to support yuan as stock markets tumble

Posted on AllSides January 22nd, 2024
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China's major state-owned banks moved to support the yuan on Monday, tightening liquidity in the offshore foreign exchange market while actively selling U.S. dollars onshore as equities slid, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.

The goal was to prevent the yuan from falling too fast as China's A shares plunged, said one of the people, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite index (.SSEC)

, opens new tab posting its biggest one-day drop since April 2022 on Monday, down 2.7%.

"It is a clear policy signal to stabilise the yuan...

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https://www.reuters.com/markets/currencies/china-moves-support-yuan-stock-markets-tumble-sources-2024-01-22/

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