BUSINESS Chinese yuan to strengthen to 6.5 against USD in 12 months: Goldman Sachs

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Chinese yuan to strengthen to 6.5 against USD in 12 months: Goldman Sachs

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14:03, September 22, 2020

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Timothy Moe, chief Asia-Pacific equity strategist of Goldman Sachs, said the onshore Chinese yuan is set to strengthen to 6.5 per dollar over the next 12 months.

“We’ve recently firmed up … our Chinese yuan has been forecast from 6.7 to 6.5 over the next 12 months,” Moe said.

In comparison, the central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 277 pips to 6.7872 against the US dollar Tuesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System.

As in the “structural period of weakening” of the US dollar after being strong over the past years, Moe explained factors that previously supported the dollar’s appreciation have “gone into reverse”.

Meanwhile, data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics indicates China’s retail sales growth rate turned from negative to positive for the first time in August this year.

As a result, Moe said the appreciation of  the Chinese yuan would lead investment to focus more on the domestic economy. It’s predictable to see a rise of the digital economy, new infrastructure, and the digitization of consumption of goods and services.

(Compiled by Chen Xinan)

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