Yuan Slides After PBOC Reportedly Wary Of Recent Sharp Gains
As we detailed last night, the recent surge in the yuan has been almost unprecedented against a backdrop of dismal economic data, a still tightening Fed and an aggressively easing PBOC. And it appears PBOC has had enough of it as MNI reports this morning that the central bank does not want a sharp appreciation by the yuan, citing a source close to the People’s Bank of China. That prompted an immediate reversal of some of yesterday's gains... Not entirely a surprise, as Michael Every, head of Asia financial markets research at Rabobank in Hong Kong, warned: “The yuan can hold up fine” until the Fed hikes again, trade tensions resume and China “goes all-in on stimulus,” “It’s a ‘when’ and not an ‘if’ for when it reverses direction again and we test new lows." It seems when is now. Will Yuan catch down to 'fundamentals'?