China’s central bank cuts 14-day reverse repo rates
The People’s Bank of China has cut the borrowing cost of 14-day reverse repurchase agreements, it announced on its website.
The central bank also said it paid 2 billion yuan ($285 million) through 7-day reverse repos and 10 billion yuan through 14-day operations. The 7-day fare remained unchanged.
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Shares in Cathay Pacific rose on reports that Hong Kong may end hotel quarantine
Oil prices climb as China’s lifting of Covid lockdown boosts demand outlook
Oil prices rose on Monday as Chinese megacity Chengdu emerged from a two-week lockdown.
The increase in demand outlook offset fears that possible rate hikes later this week would raise recession risks.
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The Chinese yuan has room for further weakness in the near term, says Goldman Sachs
There is still room for the Chinese yuan to weaken further, economists at Goldman Sachs said last week after both the onshore and offshore yuan hit their lowest level since July 2020.
“We expect CNY “Weakness to persist in the short term is partly underpinned by broader USD strength,” the strategists said in a note, adding that the next key level to watch is 7.20, which was last tested in May 2020.
However, such a move would come alongside a “substantial” strengthening of the US dollar, they said in the note, adding that “the CNY is unlikely to weaken by 3% in isolation.”
– Jihye Lee
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