Popular Bank of China


Futile Attempts To Halt Renmimbi’s Slide

The Popular Bank of China is trying hard to protect its currency from the current sell-off. Ever since it broke away from the dollar peg switching to a trading basket reference, the currency’s depreciation has gained momentum as its off-shore value continues to deteriorate. With the aim of bridging that gap, the PBoC raised the rates in the off-shore market beyond 60% last week. On Monday it imposed a 17.5% mandatory set aside for off-shore money holdings.